Letters to the Editor

Go with Hensley, says Bavaro colleague

I have served on the Empire School Board for 24 years, seven of them with Nick Bavaro. I am supporting Cecil Hensley for Modesto Irrigation District director. Cecil is honest and can be counted on to stay the course.

For Cecil, the MID board is not a political steppingstone. He has spent his entire career concerned about water and power in Stanislaus County. In his 12 years as an MID director, Cecil's trademark has been his attention to how his decisions affect the smallest farmer, homeowner or renter, holding the line with electric and water rates. Cecil is forward- thinking with a youthful attitude toward

solar- and wind-generated power. He supported MID solar rebates (check them out) and a simple but effective $10 rebate for everyone who spends $20 on the energy-saving compact fluorescent light bulbs. You can get your coupon by calling the MID or going to the Web site.

ED BEARDEN

Empire

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