We’re faced with the decision of who to elect to the Modesto Irrigation District board. Both men are church-going family men and businessmen. But, politically speaking, that’s where the similarity ends.
Stu Gilman has aligned himself with developers like Paul Zagaris, George Petrulakis, Mani Grewal and special interest groups like Bill Lyons and company.
Jake Wenger concerns himself with regular people, the average working man and woman. Stu is a johnny-come-lately who admits to knowing little but what he’s read in The Bee, and has a penchant for making promises he can’t back up. Jake has been fiscally responsible when it comes to being our voice on MID and is the most available person I’ve ever known in politics.
As an example, if asked a question in person or online he’ll answer it immediately if time permits, or, if it doesn’t, he’ll give you his personal phone number and either give you the answer or get you the answer to your questions. Unfortunately, Stu isn’t knowledgeable about water or MID at all. He’s like a one-trick pony that looks nice but won’t take you anywhere. Do what’s best and vote for Jake Wenger!
Emerson Drake, Modesto