Call to action

To the Editor:

I am honored to have been the District 3 board of supervisor for the past eight years. I have done my best to represent the district with an honest voice. It is now time for me to pass on the torch.

Being a public servant is a gratifying experience. Helping our community prosper, keeping our families safe and helping others who are in need is just a small part of the job. There are many important issues that will need to be resolved within the near future. I am asking residents of District 3 to consider stepping up to be the next supervisor.

Running for a board of supervisor position can be intimidating. I am available to answer any questions to take the mysteries out of the election process. The deadline for filing is March 14. The cost to file is $398.14. Candidates will need 20-40 signatures from District 3 registered voters. Filing papers and candidate handbooks are available at the Tuolumne County clerk office, 2 South Green St.; (209) 533-5570.

I have always admired President Theodore Roosevelt and this quote sums up my call to action.

“It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points how the strong man stumbled or when the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly…who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause, who, at best, knows the triumph of high achievement; and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”

Evan Royce

District 3 Board of Supervisor

Treason, why not?

To the Editor:

So the special counsel indicts multiple Russian actors involved in the totally fabricated “witch hunt” and our fearless leader sees this as vindication for his lack of collusion in the “fake news” plot to meddle in our democratic election process?

So, now the meddling is real when it was a made up Democrat construct before? Especially telling is the complete lack of any action or measures to counter future/on-going foreign intervention (in fact, the actual refusal by the White House to implement new sanctions against Russia overwhelmingly approved by Congress last summer).

To paraphrase a recent comment by the “Lyin King”: Some might call that treason, why not?

Terril Spitze

Twain Harte