Re "Steve Cohn for Assembly District 7 and Darrell Fong for Assembly District 9" (Endorsements, May 2): I was disappointed by The Bee's decision to endorse Darrell Fong for Assembly, as there is a much more qualified, experienced and honest candidate running for Assembly District 9, Jim Cooper.
While Fong has served less than a full term on the Sacramento City Council with no real record of achieving anything, Cooper has served the people of Elk Grove for 14 years on the City Council. He was Elk Grove's founding Mayor, has passed 14 straight balanced budgets, kept crime down and helped spur job growth and economic development.
There is simply no comparison between Fong and Cooper's public service and their records to the community. Cooper is the leader we need in the Assembly to help all the communities in District 9 prosper.
-- Thomas Zeigler, Elk Grove