Letters to the Editor

Bringing people together

After being in Congress for 12 years, most members of Congress can give a long list of accomplishments for their district. After watching Rep. George Radanovich in the KSEE-24 TV debate and reading his most recent campaign mailer, it is amazing that his most significant action was to support shutting down the federal government several years ago with devastating consequences to local businesses in Mariposa County and elsewhere.

It really is time for a change. It is refreshing to hear an independent voice like TJ Cox speak about Valley issues such as improving our air quality, creating jobs, improving access to health care, and bringing honesty and integrity back to our Congress. I guess I can thank Rep. Radanovich for one thing. He has helped to bring together Democrats, independents and Republicans to support TJ Cox for Congress.

Howard K. Watkins, Fresno