Rochelle Swanson for Davis council

05/24/2014 12:05 PM

05/25/2014 8:45 AM

I met Rochelle Swanson when I was a student at UC Davis, working at KDVS. Even though we disagreed on the issue that catalyzed my involvement in local politics, it was immediately apparent that I was speaking with a compassionate, knowledgeable, and hard-working public servant.

Rochelle plays a role in our community that is irreplaceable. She is fervently dedicated to maintaining our quality of life and doing things the Davis way. She has helped reduce expenditures, pave the way for new revenues, and has done it entirely through the lens of Davis values.

So many are quick to call her a shoe-in in this election and I believe that sentiment is a luxury we cannot afford. I encourage you not only to vote for her, but to support her efforts to stay on the council through talking to your neighbors or joining us at the farmers' market.

-- Neil Ruud, Davis

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