Opinion

Morse is hands-on candidate

Editor, The debate on Sept. 23 should have helped you decide on whom to vote for, but here is some food for thought: Tom McClintock has represented this area for 10 years and has almost nothing to show for it. He named a couple of post offices, a mountain and would like to euthanize wild horses. Meanwhile, he has voted […]

Happy to endorse Eppler

Editor, As a retired Mariposa teacher of many years, I am happy to endorse Judy Eppler for the Mariposa school board. I worked with Judy over the years as a parent and a teacher in various capacities, and always found her to be a conscientious professional. Judy has integrity, strong leadership capabilities, a willingness to listen and an approachable demeanor. […]

Send McClintock home

Editor, Our democracy is in some danger right now. We must have a much larger than normal voter turnout in this fall election. The future depends on it; your vote does count. The person we send to Congress will have a say in which direction the country goes. Please vote. California District 4 is currently represented or misrepresented by Tom […]

McClintock fights for the issues

Editor, Our political parties are divided like night and day, with one side vocal and agitated and the other somewhat taken aback. With this political atmosphere it is easy to overlook the good guy quietly and altruistically doing the right thing for his constituents and the land that is in his jurisdiction. Tom McClintock has been fighting for common sense […]

Math just doesn’t add up

Editor, Last year, Tom McClintock introduced a bill (H.R. 3607) “to establish fees for medical services provided in units of the National Park System.” But the Yosemite Medical Clinic that the NPS runs is already charging fees for their services, so nothing changes there. The NPS runs the Yosemite Clinic as a result of setting up a partnership with the […]

Fiscal sanity needed

Editor, I had the pleasure of attending the debate between Jessica Morse (D-Pollock Pines) and Tom McClintock (R-Elk Grove) on Sunday afternoon and was delighted to be a part of democracy in action right here in Mariposa County. Congratulations to the Mariposa Gazette for arranging such a coveted event in our corner of Congressional District 4. Repeatedly throughout the 90-plus […]

Experience key on board

Editor, It is my pleasure to know and respect both of the intelligent and community minded women who are running for the position of MCUSD School Board member. Although they run as District 3 candidates, we all get to vote for one or the other, because school board members vote on matters affecting the futures of all our children. My […]

Grateful for support

Editor, On behalf of Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County, I would like to sincerely thank the 11 restaurants who have been participating this week in our annual Dining-Out Event. Many of these restaurant owners had gone through hard times this summer with the Ferguson Fire, but when we asked if they wanted to participate this year, they readily agreed. […]

Wrong about Kaepernick

Editor, “Colin Kaepernick grew up in an affluent family, attended the best schools …” Colin was adopted by Rick and Teresa Kaepernick. Rick is the vice president of operations of Hilmar Cheese in Hilmar, Calif. I’m sure that the Turlock Unified School District appreciates the rating you gave them. He attended public elementary schools and John H. Pitman High, larger, […]

Morse had right answers

Editor, As an individual voter in Mariposa, I understand that my beliefs do not represent every person in our district. I came to the congressional debate being rather clear on my own positions, and in the hopes of hearing the solutions to our issues as presented by Tom McClintock and Jessica Morse. Unfortunately (or fortunately, since it makes the decision […]


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