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I’ve known Shiva Frentzen as a friend and colleague for going on 20 years now. I’ve always been impressed with her character, intelligence and strength. When we worked together years ago as software engineers, she was never afraid to tackle even the most complex of problems whether they were technical or human in nature. That profession has its share of large egos, but Shiva’s leadership ability incorporates the right amount of knowledge, sensitivity and decisiveness to allow her to rise above the pettiness, and to encourage people to work together as a team.
Earlier this year, Shiva reached out to me and many others to enlist our help in an important issue for this county. With her help and guidance, we collected enough signatures to place a measure on the November ballot that would help prevent reckless developments in El Dorado County such as the San Stino and Marble Valley projects.
Not only has Shiva lived and worked in this county, she has started her own business here and, like many of us, she raised her children here. She understands the challenges that businesses, government and especially residents face in El Dorado County. I know she has the unique combination of character, knowledge and best interests we need in making the important decisions for this county.