Election days’ around the corner so the time is very near for voters to decide if they haven’t done so yet. Pinole’s Police Officers Association and the Firefighters Union have both decided to endorse Ivette Ricco for Pinole City Council in this election.
Our Public Safety “boots on the ground”, so to speak, and Councilman Phil Green have decided to support Ivette Ricco. I have personally seen the self sacrifice, determination and hard work of some Police officers and Firefighters throughout their lives. I’ve known some from birth and some from high school age and some after they had already began a professional career. I’ve personally seen what it takes to be a Police Officer or a Firefighter; a lot of people have no idea what it takes. I respect these men and women and their opinions, even if I don’t agree.
This time I do agree with them.
I’ve seen the multitude of endorsements of candidates and repeat endorsements down at City Hall and I’ve seen the attacks there too. I really feel that it’s time for change in Pinole’s government and change from the influence of political bullies.
Having said that, and after being silent for quite some time while I watched the saga play out, I pledge my support for Ivette Ricco and I pledge that when I cast my vote on Tuesday November 6, 2012, that vote will be for Ivette Ricco for Pinole City Council. She is the best choice for me, my family and for the citizens of Pinole.
Pinole needs Ivette Ricco.