Many residents believe Aaron Klein got elected to his nonpartisan position as a Sierra College Trustee by a Republican “political machine” that began when John Doolittle was in office. It created some hard feelings.
Klein was re-elected in a race against John Vodonick, a highly partisan race along party lines, including the campaign donations.
The perception no doubt will linger as Klein this weekend endorsed Barry Pruett for county clerk-recorder. Barry is a Republican and his wife works for Tom McClintock’s office.
Aaron’s endorsement is here.
We’re all entitled to our opinions, but Aaron should have been more clear that it was the board of supervisors — not incumbent Greg Diaz — who voted to approve the voting-software contract. This includes current “fiscally conservative” board members.
In addition, Aaron should have waited for the county’s response to the pending lawsuit for a more balanced analysis. You want to consider both sides.
“Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.” (The more things change, the more they stay the same).