Retired El Dorado County Sheriff Hal Barker has endorsed Richard Barb for District 3 Supervisor. Barker’s endorsement came Monday night during a speech at Barb’s fundraising reception at Crystal Basin Bistro.
“I’ve been listening to and studying the candidates now in a runoff for supervisor,” said Barker, “and I am here tonight to endorse Richard Barb because I believe he has the vision and backbone to change the anti-business thinking inside some of our county agencies and departments so we can start improving our dismal business climate and begin creating good jobs for our struggling families.”
“No other issue is as important to me personally as public safety and normally I would be supporting a brother public safety professional,” said Barker, “however, if we continue losing more and more of our productive local businesses, along with the jobs and tax money they create, it won’t be long before we can’t collect the money we need to fund our Sheriff’s office and fire protection districts.”
“Fixing our broken business climate and creating good jobs is the most important issue facing us as a community today,” said Barker, “and hiring Richard Barb, a successful small business owner, to tackle our economic problems is the best choice we can make for our county.”
The election is Nov. 6.