I wish to thank everyone for the overwhelming support my family and I have received these past few weeks over the sudden and tragic loss of my husband Roger. The amount of love and prayers sent our way has been a comfort to us all.
Losing Roger does not mean we have to lose the ideals and values Roger stood for – honesty, integrity, a champion for the rights of his constituency and a common sense approach to government. Even though I still grieve, I am writing this letter to you today to urge you to continue his vision by voting for Roger in the June 3rd election.
As you probably know by now I’ve been appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to finish out Roger’s term. I am honored to be in the position to take up where Roger left off in his role of being a strong "straight forward" voice on the Board of Supervisors and to carry on his vision in honor of his memory. Roger and I were partners in his political career. Along with being his advisor and confidant, I shared his goals and aspirations. Our 30 year partnership will make my transition from Roger’s partner to Roger’s replacement on the Board of Supervisors a seamless one.
Roger is still a candidate on the June 3rd ballot and I want to encourage voters to Vote for Roger to ensure his vision for the future of Humboldt County.