I have personally known and worked with Das Williams for well over 25 years, and he is a conscientious, responsive and dedicated representative of his constituents. Even though we have not always agreed, I have valued and trusted his integrity and willingness to engage on issues that affect my community, making time to meet with anyone who wanted to do so. He is by far the most responsive elected official I have encountered in my 60 years as a voter.
Whether as a City Council member, State Assembly member, or County Supervisor, Das' sole agenda has always been, and remains, serving his community in the most positive and effective way possible. Has he ever made less than the best decision? Of course he has—he is human, like all of us. That he cannot claim a perfect record of decisions as a public servant should and cannot be a valid reason not to re-elect him as our First District Supervisor.
Das Williams' long term, consistent record as an outstanding elected official and leadership in environmental issues, education and public safety, provides compelling evidence that he has served our community with extraordinary devotion and integrity. The First District, and Santa Barbara County, needs and deserves his continued service.