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Ex-supervisor says he’s for Svanda

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In a few days many of us will be filling out our absentee ballots or going to the polls to cast votes for national, state and local leaders to serve in important positions. In District 3 of the Madera County Board of Supervisors, there is one man who has superior experience to do the job.

Gary Svanda is familiar with how government works and how to work with his peers to get the best job done for the county. Gary can step right in immediately and be effective from his many years of serving on the Madera City Council and as mayor. I speak from experience when I say that anyone not familiar with how government works will take six months to one year to get up to speed to be effective. While business experience is essential, there is a big difference between operating a business and a government entity.

I served at a time that there was more stability to the economy and budget funds to work with, and it was still a challenge to learn the ropes in a short period of time. With the challenges today we cannot afford to have a supervisor with “training wheels” for the first year of the term. We need a person who knows that there is a finite amount of budget money to work with and have mandates of how it must be used. We need a person who knows that the Board of Supervisors does not have the authority to raise taxes to increase revenue and must work with both federal and state governments to meet the mandates of budget usage.

Gary Svanda is the most knowledgeable and experienced person for the job. He has the integrity and common sense to work with his peers to get the best job done for the county and its citizens.

I urge your vote for knowledge, experience, integrity and common sense. Vote for Gary Svanda for Madera County Supervisor, District 3.

J. Gordon Kennedy,
District 1 county supervisor, 1979-1987,


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