Sher­lock for Su­per­vi­sor

Times-Herald (Vallejo) - - OPINION -

I am vot­ing for Rochelle Sher­lock for Solano County Board of Su­per­vi­sors District 2. I en­cour­age ev­ery­one to con­sider vot­ing for Rochelle for sev­eral rea­sons:

She shares my val­ues — she is thought­ful, com­pas­sion­ate, and lis­tens to ev­ery­one. She has been a fierce com­mu­nity ad­vo­cate, ad­dress­ing is­sues per­tain­ing to trans­porta­tion, pub­lic safety, dis­as­ter pre­pared­ness, older adults, women/chil­dren and fam­i­lies, and strength­en­ing the non­profit sec­tor which serves as the front line de­fense for many so­cial and en­vi­ron­men­tal is­sues.

At pub­lic fo­rums she speaks about her ex­pe­ri­ence and of­fers so­lu­tions to many is­sues. Un­like some of the other can­di­dates, she talks about what she knows and what she does, not just about who has en­dorsed her.

Rochelle wrote the suc­cess­ful $6 mil­lion grant to build Propo­si­tion 47 en­gage­ment in Solano — which aims to re­duce re­cidi­vism among non-vi­o­lent of­fend­ers and get them off the streets. She’s led more than a dozen trans­porta­tion sum­mits for se­niors and peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties, cre­at­ing bet­ter tran­sit ac­cess, as well as, worked on pedes­trian safety. In ad­di­tion, Sher­lock:

• Co­founded the Green Val­ley Fire Safe Coun­cil, and serves as its chair.

• Held emer­gency pre­pared­ness events.

• Sup­ported mi­cro-fi­nanced farm­ers, women green­house as­so­ci­a­tions, in­dige­nous women ar­ti­sans in the Do­mini­can Repub­lic, Hon­duras, and Gu­atemala.

• De­vel­oped a strate­gic plan for the In­sti­tute of Na­ture and En­vi­ron­men­tal Stud­ies in the Do­mini­can Repub­lic.

• Co-founded the Vol­un­teer Cen­ter of Solano County.

• Is a co-founder, and cur­rent chair, of the Solano Com­mis­sion for Women and Girls.

• Chairs the Mea­sure P Over­sight Com­mit­tee in the City of Fair­field.

• Helped launch Solano’s first Give Lo­cal Cam­paign.

• Is the in­terim board pres­i­dent for a low-in­come se­nior apart­ment com­plex.

When you con­sider who you will vote for, don’t just look to see who has en­dorsed a can­di­date. Also look at their qual­i­fi­ca­tions — can they do the job? Do they have the ex­pe­ri­ence? Can they ar­tic­u­late the is­sues and the so­lu­tions?

That is why my vote goes to Rochelle Sher­lock. — Bobbi En­der­lin/Proud

mem­ber of Sorop­ti­mist In­ter­na­tional of Beni­cia/ www.sorop­ti­mistof­beni­ 2018-2020 Re­gion Mem­ber­ship

Chair, Founder Re­gion

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