We continue to be impressed with both candidates for San Luis Obispo County clerk-recorder, but as we said going into the primary, we believe that Tommy Gong is better prepared to succeed Julie Rodewald.
Gong has been assistant clerk-recorder for nearly 10 years, and in that time has dealt with a variety of issues. In addition to assisting with elections, he has been involved in budgeting in a down economy; upgrading technology; and he has regularly dealt with questions and concerns from the public.
We’ve found him to be highly professional, helpful and well informed, even under the most stressful of circumstances . And we believe his dedication to delivering election results quickly and accurately will serve the public well.
As we said previously, Deputy Clerk-Recorder Amanda King also has done an excellent job. She’s smart, dedicated, personable and we especially like her ideas for increasing voter registration.
In the final analysis, though, we believe Gong’s experience as second-in-command gives him the edge.
The Tribune strongly endorses Tommy Gong for clerk-recorder.