Cast your vote

Dear Editor:

We are now down to the last week. It is time to get your ballots into the clerk’s office. More than anything, I want you to remember to vote.

Also, I just want to say what a privilege it has been to be part of the campaign for Richard Valdez for sheriff. This gentleman has been nothing but professional throughout this entire campaign. He has run with honesty, integrity and extremely hard work.

I have worked on campaigns in the past, and I am truly taken aback by how invested Rich is in this community and his current job as undersheriff. He has given me a new perspective regarding not only his job, but all jobs in law enforcement. He cares deeply about this community and the people who choose to live here. I have watched him go door to door to try and meet each and every person. He has put a tremendous amount of pride and energy in insuring all members of this community have the opportunity to meet and get to know him.

Larry and I have known Rich and his family for close to 40 years now, and I can say without hesitation he is the right man for the job of sheriff. There is no need to rehash all his wonderful qualifications (there is not enough room). We have already gone down to cast our votes. Please make sure you do the same.

Rhonda Ash

This story was posted on June 19, 2014.