The March 3 primary brings an extremely important decision for voters and I encourage folks to complete their entire ballot. Jim Provenza is seeking re-election to the Yolo County Board of Supervisors, District 4, and I endorse him without reservation. Here’s why:
South Davis has been underrepresented for years and the move to district elections for City Council only intensifies this problem. All the while, Jim’s advocacy on our behalf has been unrelenting. He knows the issues, addresses the problems even when it means he must oppose strong interests, and is often our sole voice. We cannot afford to lose his expertise and experience.
Like others, I’m eager to see more women in elected office, but not at the expense of someone who has served women and families so well. I ask voters to study his record because it is truly exceptional and exceeds the contributions of most elected officials, regardless of their gender.
I also appreciate Jim's support for economic development. He understands that it can be very difficult to find a good job in Davis. I was particularly impressed by his sponsorship of a Board of Supervisor's measure that requires local public works projects to include apprenticeship programs. These programs are a path to high paying jobs in the building trades. As well, Jim works closely with local business leaders and is always responsive to their concerns.
Now more than ever we need honesty, integrity and a record of success in leadership. We have all of that and more in Jim Provenza. Please join me in supporting him.
Rochelle Swanson, former Davis City Councilwoman