Mud-slinging |


Usually, mudslinging is between candidates, but The Union has used its editorial space to damage Bruce Conklin’s campaign and give his opponents a free boost. Unfortunately, the recent negative coverage of Conklin shows a strong bias. Hopefully, readers will see that the conclusions are based on personal opinion and innuendo in a one-sided interpretation of the facts.

Is Bruce Conklin qualified to be county supervisor, and did he manage a major nonprofit project well? The answer is that he was a popular and respected supervisor, and according to the Land Trust and its volunteers, he succeeded in getting the North Star project underway. Clearly, he reached both positions on his own merit and his performances can stand on their own.

In this small community where we must interact daily, let’s not descend in our politics to bashing as a way of forming judgments. Most especially, we have the right to expect the editorial staff of our local newspaper to put themselves above the long reach of speculation to damage a candidate. We look to The Union’s political coverage for balanced presentations of the strengths and weaknesses of all candidates.

Sherrill Brooks

Grass Valley

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