Caren Ray represented the 4th District well over the past year, worked hard and found a good balance between environmental realities and economic growth. Lynn Compton ran a negative campaign and was either ignorant about the facts or intentionally misled voters. Those who voted for Ms. Compton are shortsighted and deserve the consequences of their actions, as we go the way of Bakersfield or worse. However, the rest of us are doomed to join them. How sad for our county.