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Simitian easily prevails in three-way county race

Original post made on Jun 6, 2012

With nearly 58 percent of the vote, State Sen. Joe Simitian easily prevailed in the three-way race to represent northern Santa Clara County on the Board of Supervisors, avoiding a runoff in November.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 8:59 AM

Comments

Posted by Otto Maddox, a resident of Monta Loma
on Jun 6, 2012 at 9:10 am

I knew I was hoping against hope, but I really wanted to see this guy leave government office.

It's just musical chairs with our elected officials. Once they get a taste of power they don't want to give it up. No matter how many times they hit term limits.

What next? Dog catcher?


Posted by Cuesta Neighbor, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jun 6, 2012 at 7:53 pm

Simitian has been a great representative. I disagree with term limits. When representatives can't make a career of public service, they end up even more beholding to special interests. And individuals move from elected office, to corporate boards, to lobbying. They may gain public office with good intentions, but get corrupted. Or they may just get elected to further special interests. Our government is becoming very corrupt and term limits have had the opposite effect than intended.


Posted by Otto Maddox, a resident of Monta Loma
on Jun 7, 2012 at 3:41 pm

I will agree that term limits are bad. I've never agreed with them.

Besides being beholden to special interests (as Mr. Simitian is a perfect example thereof) we end up with representatives who feel they need to make a big move as quickly as possible before they have to move on to a new job.

Government is supposedly to move slowly, with purpose. Fast change is rarely necessary or good.