That basically the tea part coalition is charging into the Central Water Conservation board elections:
"Most of the tea-party-backed candidates lack experience in managing natural resources. They are campaigning almost solely on fiscal issues, arguing that the district needs to cut costs, rein in spending and reduce the property taxes levied in Maricopa, Pima and Pinal counties to support water deliveries in the CAP Canal."
This is incredibly disturbing on so many levels. I understand we want our government operating as efficiently as possible. But isn't it obvious that water management is a government responsibility? Clean, accessible water has to be managed responsibly especially in a desert. We can't play politics with these kind of positions.
In the words of Sharon Megdal:
"'Our board is a nonpartisan board,' said Sharon Megdal, a University of Arizona water researcher who represents Pima County on the board. 'We don't run with any party affiliation, and I think that's for a good reason. The issue of providing reliable water in a responsible manner is not a partisan issue.'"
So, here are some people NOT to vote for. These are people with no relevant experience who are running on a platform of narrow ideology:
- Cynthia Moulton - a retired nurse
- John Rosado, a retired software engineer
- T.C. Bundy, a business consultant
- Raymond Johnson, an insurance broker
This is so disturbing to me.
So, more importantly, who should you vote for:
Well, the Arizona Republic has some recommendations.
Here's some information on Jim Holway.
I'm not sure who I'll vote for, but now I know who I won't be voting for.