Election primaries are around the corner in June, and I know that many of my friends and neighbors in Loomis, Granite Bay and Placer County will be voting for Tom McClintock because he is a Republican and that is the order of things.
As a registered Republican, I once voted for McClintock, just as I voted for other Republicans, Bush, Reagan, etc.
However, I have become increasingly dissatisfied with the status quo and I challenge others to take a hard look at how McClintock has voted in an attempt to represent us. Does he really know us and what our community stands for?
If you look at his voting record, you will find that McClintock opposes consumer protection, disaster relief, funding education, environmental protection, financial sector regulation, public health, foreign and humanitarian aid, humane immigration policy, labor rights and wages, racial equality, taxing the wealthy and women's rights.
He supports big business and taxing the middle class.
Tom McClintock is a career politician from Southern California who has never lived in our district.
My personal choice to replace him is Regina Bateson, who grew up in Roseville and graduated from Granite Bay High School. She is intelligent, pragmatic and ready to find bipartisan solutions to our local and national problems. Her focus on family, the environment, and local business speak to our local priorities. Her refusal to receive PAC donations means that she will not bow to special interests in her pursuit to represent her constituency. Regina Bateson is worthy of your consideration. She certainly has my vote.
Grace Kamphefner, Granite Bay