It is in Berkeley’s best interest to elect Charles Ramsey on March 5, as our Representative in the State Assembly. While we have two excellent candidates in Charles Ramsey and Loni Hancock, who agree on Berkeley’s and California’s problems, it is much better for Berkeley to vote for Charles Ramsey. This conclusion is supported by reviewing the statements in Loni’s campaign mailers! Hancock stresses her insight in our long-standing problems derived from her local public service and her commitment to resolving them as well as the abundant Political connections she has in Washington as well as Sacramento.
Your vote for Ramsey is best for Berkeley because we get additional energy and perspective to resolving our nagging problems and we get Loni too! Her commitment to Berkeley, political influence will not vanish the day after the election, she will still be able to make Berkeley’s voice heard in Sacramento and Washington, so Berkeley gets both Loni and Ramsey by voting for Ramsey! If the contest between the two to who will best resolve Berkeley’s problems continues, it will be a contest based on accomplishments rather than campaign promises!
Local public education is an area where a different approach would be of more benefit to Berkeley, Ramsey will represent Berkeley’s educational interests in Sacramento.
Given Loni is committed to helping Berkeley finally deliver the promise implicit in voluntarily integrating public schools almost 40 years ago, and that Berkeley has supported our schools with massive Bond issues, more than $10 million per year from the BSEP tax as well as other donations of money and time, it seems that the solution to our education problems must be found locally. Loni should be running for School Board, the Board and our children need the benefit of her experience and leadership.
I realize that there is a third candidate for the assembly, however Dave Brown’s campaign promises merely will dump more single passenger cars and their pollution into
Berkeley and thus appears not interested in representing Berkeley.