Independent Newspapers Agree: Krovoza for Assembly
On Tuesday, the Santa Rosa Press Democrat endorsed Joe Krovoza for State Assembly. The Press Democrat is now the fourth major newspaper to take a stance on the 4th Assembly District race, and all four have endorsed Krovoza, who currently serves as the mayor of Davis.
“He brings a no-nonsense practical approach toward confronting unfunded liabilities, playing a pivotal role in helping Davis confront its escalating pension problems through collective bargaining and belt-tightening,” wrote the Press Democrat.
The editorial continued, “His expertise in water law and his knowledge of energy sustainability would be invaluable in Sacramento given mandates for carbon reduction, rising debate about climate change and growing concern about drought.”
The editorial closed its description of Krovoza by saying, “With his passion for preserving the state’s fiscal and environmental future, Krovoza comes with the credentials and the focus California needs.”
Krovoza said of his growing number of newspaper endorsements, “I am humbled that these newspapers throughout the district have each independently concluded that I would best serve our district. My focus is policy over politics — always doing what is right for our people and our communities — and our newspapers recognize the value of this less partisan approach.”
The Press Democrat joins the Sacramento Bee, the Davis Enterprise, and the Woodland Daily Democrat in endorsing Krovoza for Assembly. These papers have consistently pointed to Krovoza’s impressive record of accomplishments, his policy expertise, and his independent thinking.
Krovoza has also received the endorsements of every environmental organization that has weighed in on this Assembly race, along with the state’s leading LGBT rights organization, Equality California.
Krovoza, a Democrat, is a candidate for the 4th Assembly District, which includes Lake and Napa Counties, most of Yolo County, and part of Colusa, Solano, and Sonoma Counties. Learn more at joekrovoza.org.
Letter on Behalf of Sam Neustadt
I served as the Deputy Superintendent for the Yolo County Office of Education until my retirement in 2012. Over my twenty year career I was directly involved in critical budget and Special Education issues for every school district in Yolo County. It was my experience that the most important factors affecting an administrator’s success were relevant experience and a complete understanding of the programs offered for the student populations they serve. The County Superintendent is a position requiring both administrative leadership experience and highly specialized technical knowledge. Sam Neustadt is the only candidate for Yolo County Superintendent of Schools with the relevant K-12 and County Office experience that would allow him to successfully serve the students and community of Yolo County.
The County Superintendent is a K-12 educational leader who approves or disapproves school district Local Control Accountability Plans, the administrator responsible for verifying fiscal solvency for each school district in the budget approval process, and the employer of nearly 260 employees. The County Offices operates some of the most complex and compliance intense programs for the most vulnerable student populations. The experience and knowledge required to fulfill these responsibilities take years to acquire. Sam Neustadt has the relevant experience and K-12 expertise to avoid costly educational and financial mistakes. Sam has the practical daily experience that turns board policy into positive opportunities for students.
Yolo County deserves an experienced K-12 educator to serve as the next County Superintendent. I had the opportunity to work directly with Sam when the Yolo County Office of Education contracted with him to develop the Yolo County Special Education Local Plan. Sam was knowledgeable about the program, masterful at getting people to work together for a common goal, and always focused on students. Individuals and organizations often endorse candidates based on what is in the best interest of their constituents. In this election parents and the larger community have the opportunity to vote based on what it in the best interest of students. I urge you to learn more about Sam by visiting his website at www.samneustadt.com and then join me in electing Sam Neustadt as the next Yolo County Superintendent of Schools.