Gitlin a successful businessman, adovocates smaller government
I am writing this letter in support of Roger Gitlin for the position of District 1 supervisor. Although I live in Gasquet, the election of all supervisor positions has a direct effect on the quality of life for all of us most fortunate to live in this beautiful area.
I have personally known Roger for about five years, while my wife has been a friend of Roger and his wife, Angie, for about 20 years. This is how I know Roger to be a successful businessman in both the knitwear industry and then a successful real estate broker, supervising approximately 10-15 employees in each endeavor. It is this crucial business experience that Roger Gitlin brings to his candidacy for supervisor.
I am also aware of his great interest in serving the community. While
a resident of the Santa Clarita area in Southern California, he was
active in local politics. He assisted and supported local city leaders
that held his same belief in smaller government and personal
responsibility. He took the lead on standing up against the outrageous
cost to taxpayers caused by illegal immigrants in the greater Southern
California area. It is this same energy and leadership that now
motivates him to make Del Norte County a better place to live. He brings
with him the experience and education to find solutions to problems and
the ability to work with others.
Roger also brings with him a sense of community involvement. While
residing in Southern California, he served as the voice of the women's
professional basketball team, the Sparks. Now residing here in his
retirement, he has volunteered his services as announcer at our Del
Norte Warriors football games. Roger also serves on the Del Norte County
Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Commission. His vast
experience as a teacher for 20 years enables him to be productive while
volunteering and working with troubled youths and serves our county
Although the Gitlins have visited and vacationed here for many years
and previously purchased property here, some say that as a recent
resident of three years, he lacks the understanding of our local
problems. I say his vast experiences and love of community combined with
his devotion and energy make him the perfect candidate. I say that he
provides us with an experienced vision of improving our quality of life
and I ask voters to join me in supporting Roger Gitlin as supervisor of
the 1st District.
Ex-supervisor: Gray and Gitlin share my governing philosophy
Del Norte County is a unique rural county with so much to offer
people who have chosen to live here. Many families have been here for
decades or generations. When new people come to this area and ask me
about the community, I have responded, "Learn about and respect the
traditions and culture of this place." I have tried to follow that
thought throughout my time here and certainly in my actions and
decisions as a member of the Board of Supervisors for District 3.
This community as a rural resource county has always struggled
economically even in good times as it is the nature of a
resource-oriented area that now is owned by the state and federal
government for close to 88 percent of its land. That has tended to
stifle our private sector from really expanding our economic
opportunities. Government over-regulation has torn apart our logging and
fishing industries. We need strong representation in county, city and
harbor district, united in representing our area with the state and
The election for county supervisors provides some real choices for
our true direction. I have met and have had several hours of discussions
with two people relatively new to our area, but both real professionals
in their endeavors. Bill Gray is an intelligent and highly respected
attorney and is running in District 2. Roger Gitlin is a retired
educator and professional sports announcer. They and their wives love
this area and truly want to be active in this community. Roger is
running for the District 1 seat. He is conservative in his thinking and
wants to see private business opportunities improve in this community.
He does not want to see any more land grabs by conservancies and state
and federal agencies.
Bill Gray also wants to put an end to these land grabs and wants to
see our private sector grow from inside our community and from outside
investors. They mirror my own philosophy while I was on the board.
I am pulling for these gentlemen and hope the electorate will get to know them. They are good folks.