North Coast Journal, Letter to the Editor by Bob Gearheart
Originally published here.
I agree with Judy Hodgson’s “Bully Pulpit” that Assemblyman Jared Huffman will be one of the two contenders in November. I also believe that Jared is the right person to send to Congress as our representative. Given the complexity of issues and congressional polarity, Jared brings experience and sound judgment to the table along with the necessary skills and confidence to work with Congress in a positive mode. The budget constraints and the current political atmosphere in Washington, D.C., require a seasoned and effective communicator to deal with the issues of economics, education, health care and environment, all of which are
critical nationally and locally.
Jared has demonstrated his abilities to work with a wide range of political interests to achieve a mutual goal. We need political leaders who have the vision for what is needed to insure equity in the wide range of societal needs, but also who have a clear vision for the future in terms of the natural resources for the country and specifically Northern California. Rather than rolling my eyes at the idea of the Journal making endorsements, I for one think it is a good tradition that
should be continued as it shows a strong local involvement and offers another opinion that can be taken into account as we all decide how to cast our votes.
Bob Gearheart, Arcata