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Editorial: Groom for District Two supervisor
April 02, 2014, 05:00 AM Editorial

Just now completing her first full term on the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, Carole Groom has proven to be a responsive, able and hard-working representative for District Two.

Having been first appointed in 2009 and winning election in 2010, Groom has seen the county through tough financial times and helped navigate the budget to a better place. In addition to that, Groom helped see to it that the new jail facility will have enough space for inmates and for programs that will help reduce recidivism and has been a keen eye on ensuring the county was ready for the implementation of the Affordable Care Act through countless workshops and training.

She is also a big proponent of the Big Lift reading initiative which aims to get all third-graders at reading level. When county voters passed Measure A in November 2012, it brought additional revenue into county coffers. Groom also supported carving about $10 million of that money for a preschool initiative to provide 300 new 3-year-olds with the opportunity for high-quality programs their parents otherwise could not have afforded. While that effort may have to be modified with a state-level push for a new level of kindergarten, it shows a willingness to see a need and meet it with available resources while coordinating efforts of nonprofits and education leaders.

Another thing about Groom is that she knows her stuff and is straightforward and responsible. If there is an issue, she will seek to address it in any way possible. That is the true quality of a leader. San Mateo County and its government structure is better with her in the District Two supervisor seat.

Her opponent in this race, Mark De Paula, brings up interesting issues ranging from veterans services and sea level rise to the importance of local control. However, Groom’s tenure in office has been notable for her ability to quickly grasp issues and respond accordingly. She works hard for her constituents and deserves another term in office.

 

 

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