Editor,

As a former San Mateo County supervisor, SamTrans board chair and local mayor, I know what it takes to lead in our county.

This June, there will be a very important election. Over the past nine years, I’ve gotten to know two-time mayor and Councilmember Charles Stone very well. His local and regional experience, knowledge and leadership make him uniquely qualified to serve District 2 as its next supervisor.

In an era of increasing extremism and divisiveness, Charles has shown time and again that he k nows how to work collaboratively with stakeholders in a respectful and reasonable manner to make real and lasting progress. He focuses on building bridges while far too many seem intent on burning them down. Our county faces real and substantial challenges: wildfires, traffic, housing affordability, early childhood education and a lack of child care to name a few. These are serious issues that call for serious leaders. As a San Mateo County resident, Charles brings the perspective and passion necessary to successfully lead our county into the future. Please join me in supporting Charles Stone for county supervisor , District 2.

Adrienne Tissier

Daly City

The letter writer is a former three-term San Mateo County supervisor.

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(3) comments

Dirk van Ulden

One has to admit that he has his supporters lined up by trickling LTEs. One, every and each day. Stone has certainly made a difference Belmont some of it good, but as Tim mentioned, he is an opportunist, arrogant and dismissive. The very prerequisites of a career politician. The kind that is now running DC.

Tim E Strinden

Mr. Tissier, your impression of Charles Stone is the exact opposite of how he has performed as a council member in Belmont, where he has been a force of extreme divisiveness who makes no effort to work with the 50% of residents who disagree with him. He usually ignores their input, or on the rare occasions when he does respond, it is usually in a condescending and dismissive manner. He doesn't have the temperament needed to serve effectively as an elected official, and should not be allowed to bring his brand of corrosive politics to a higher level.

Terence Y

Mr. Strinden - thanks for an example of Mr. Stone’s track record. All of these recent letters from the Stone fan club are starting to blur together. It’s as if they’re all following the same playbook, using the same nebulous buzzwords and phrases, yet there’s nothing in regards to Mr. Stone’s track record or fiscal stewardship. Keep on posting, Mr. Strinden. We need more comments about what people have done, not what they (or others say).

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