Voters in Modesto are very fortunate to have so many choices for the City Council and the Modesto City School board. We need to bring Modesto into the 21st century and take the recommendation of the Modesto Charter Review Committee and support district elections. This would not only reflect south and west Modesto, but also the needs of the voters in Village I and north Modesto.
I am glad to see that Mayor Jim Ridenour and Councilman Garrad Marsh are running unopposed. We need them on our City Council. I also support Dave Lopez. He continues to run for the council because he is dedicated to our community; we need someone committed that will take the time to listen to our needs.
Modesto City Schools has many excellent choices. The loss of both Odessa Johnson and Connie Chin is going to be felt because experience is very important. For that reason, I support Gary Lopez and Steve Grenbeaux.
Let's all take the time to vote this election.