Steve will use experts' advice

It concerns me that for eight years, our county Board of Supervisors has often operated with a 4-to-1 voting block that represents a limited set of values and opinions, and tends not to engage the wide range of scientific and academic knowledge abundant here. Or when scientists and experts are engaged, the weight of their evidence is not reflected in the final votes.

I would appreciate a Fifth District supervisor who truly wants to listen to and weigh all perspectives before making decisions for our district and county. My vote always goes to candidates who solicit expert advice and give serious consideration to opinions from outside a like-minded circle of associates. This June, in the Fifth District, that candidate is Steve Madrone. Look at his record, hear him at the debates. Then see if you wouldn't agree with me. It's time to vote for a change.

Catherine B Hanafi, McKinleyville