I’m voting for Gabe Griess! I met Gabe and his wife Kristie 4 years ago through the Honorary commander program at Travis Air Force Base. At his squadron change of command, I was inspired by his speech expressing his commitment to his squadron, family, friends, colleagues and country. It was in this moment that I thought that this man is heading for a career in politics. He stood strong and passionate about the mission he was assigned: to train, educate and advise while building partnerships across Central and South America, and the Caribbean.
It is not only because I got to know Gabe that I believe he has what it takes to represent us in the Capitol. He has demonstrated strong leadership skills and genuine concern for my hometown Vallejo. Gabe took the time to visit the side of town that I grew up in and spoke to residents about the controversial ORCEM/VMT project, showing that he wants to connect with the people who are impacted firsthand by this project near their homes. He makes an effort to reach out and learn about issues in the forgotten areas of our town such as South Vallejo. He has a genuine concern for our natural resources, especially water. We have to make policy that considers our future generations and precious resources. We need someone who can advocate for the environment!
Gabe met with me more than once to answer my questions about his plan to make Solano County more than just the county with potential.
Solano County has not been given the attention it deserves from the state. It is time we put someone in office that has closer ties to our county and can address the issues impacting us today! Gabe has fresh new ideas to address our county needs!
Marisela Barbosa -Vallejo resident