None as Qualified as Hartmann

Joan Hartmann is an experienced, level-headed, and thoughtful supervisorial candidate for the 3rd District, and well-suited to meet the needs of the demanding district.

I have known Joan for many years and have found her to be easy to talk to, willing to fairly listen to both sides of an issue, and extremely fair in her judgments.

She is a passionate defender of our county’s agricultural heritage, local citizen’s rights through self-empowerment, and understands the need for a balanced approach to nurturing a healthy local economy.

Her experience as an attorney on environmental issues makes her especially attuned to understanding and working with others to arrive at solutions that can be broadly supported.

Her years on the County Planning Commission have well prepared her to continue the work of her predecessor, Doreen Farr, whose approach to governing has brought stability and prosperity to the 3rd District. Joan “gets” that we all call the 3rd District home no matter what our ideology.

Vote for Joan Hartmann on June 7. There is no more qualified candidate who will keep your interests in mind.

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