Experience + Skills = Leadership

This election, voters in the 3rd District will have the opportunity to vote for a supervisor with deep and broad life experiences and skills that will that will result in solid leadership and practical and common sense solutions to our county problems.

Bruce Porter has dedicated his life to the service of our community and nation with a formidable record of service and achievement. This background strongly recommends him to the office of County Supervisor.

As an officer in the Army Corps of Engineers he has built and repaired roads, laid out water and utility systems, built homes and community buildings, and has a solid knowledge of infrastructure planning. As an environmental background, he has personally fought wildfires, responded to oil spills, developed programs to protect endangered species, and provided drinking water during floods.

In his civilian retirement, he has been elected to the Santa Ynez school board, balanced a public budget, negotiated employment contracts, and worked with funding shortages. He has managed public shelters during fires, helped youth become Eagle Scouts, and raised funds for numerous nonprofits.

He successfully transitioned from military service to managing a small business in civilian life, and he has a record of hiring high school and college interns to further their careers.

Please vote for Bruce Porter for 3rd District Supervisor. He will provide strong leadership and balanced judgment for the future of our county.

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