As a former prosecutor in San Luis Obispo County, I write to respectfully tell you that your May 4 editorial overlooked several critical facts.
I worked with both district attorney candidates for three years and know them well. I believe that only Dan Dow has the character and temperament to successfully lead the office and keep citizens safe.
I am not alone in this opinion.
Dan has received broad support from not only every prosecutor in the office, but every law enforcement agency that has endorsed in the race.
Your editorial points to Covello’s “experience,” but after six years in management, he earned exactly zero supporters from the prosecutors he supervises.
That alone speaks volumes.
Lacking support from the people that keep us safe, Covello’s campaign is resorting to outright falsehoods and smear tactics.
Voters shouldn’t be fooled. Dan Dow is a prosecutor of the highest integrity and should be the next district attorney.