To the voters in El Dorado County for the District 3 Supervisor race, please consider the following. District 3 will be without the services of two experienced supervisors, each with different areas of expertise. Supervisor Knight lost his seat in the primary election. Supervisor Sweeney is termed out after serving as a Supervisor for 11 years, serving and leading the board on almost every committee there is. Being a county supervisor is a very complex position. It takes a great deal of reading, study, and understanding difficult issues. It takes experience in dealing with local, state, and federal agencies. County supervisors are not born, they are made through experiences in the workplace as well as serving on boards and working with boards.
With one new supervisor, and a second who will be elected in November, that will mean that two new supervisors will control 40 percent of the votes.
It seems that with two new Supervisors, it would be wise to elect the one who has the most proven experience in working with boards, agencies and community service. That would be candidate Brian Veerkamp. He is ready and willing when elected to step right up and be an effective and productive member of the board immediately with no down time to try and understand how a board works and the complex county issues (and is willing to serve you without pay and benefits, saving the taxpayer approximately $103,000 per year), because Brian Veerkamp has worked and served for over 30 years in public service and our community. From Kiwanis to Rotary, the Taxpayers Association of El Dorado County, Camino School Board, and finishing his career as a fire Cchief here in El Dorado County to mention a few of his accomplishments, “Brian Veerkamp” hands down is the right person to be our next leader for District 3.