I couldn’t have been more surprised, disappointed and disillusioned by the defeat of Caren Ray in this election. During the Election Day evening, as the Republicans were gaining seats in the Senate, my only solace was that she would be the victor in the race in our little corner of the world.
She conducted herself professionally, intelligently and with poise, style and grace throughout the campaign and gave thorough and honest answers. I have been watching her since she was on the Arroyo Grande City Council, and have been impressed with her directness, integrity and sense of fairness. Sadly, our county has lost a jewel.