Kearney: Thank you for support in March 3 primary

I want to thank all of the voters who turned out and voted in the March 3 primary election in Lake County.

Now it is down to two candidates for the November election. I am honored to be one of those two candidates.

We appreciate all the efforts all candidates put into this election, and feel fortunate to be the other candidate running for the Board of Supervisors in District 5 of Lake County.

For me, the choice is clear. I have been a resident of Lake County continuously for the past 40 years. As well as being a successful business person, and health care advocate in Lake County, I have received The Search of Excellence Award, and recently the Lifetime Achievement Award from Congressman Mike Thompson and the 20th Annual of Stars of Lake County Community Awards.

I have been president of the Early Lake Lions twice, and president of the Lake County Chamber of Commerce twice. I was on the Sutter Lakeside board of directors nine years and the board chair the last three years. I participated in the Lake County Special Olympics Polar Plunge the past few years.

I have been appointed to the Napa State Hospital Advisory Board, and helped with a team to enforce regulations in two county jail pharmacies – one at the San Joaquin County jail, and one at the San Francisco County jail. Our pharmacies provided medication for the inmates in the Lake County jail system for many years.

I understand if all of this seems unnecessary for a thank you vote. I also want you to feel confident in your voting for me because I entered this contest much later than my opponent. I was still managing two pharmacies until last August. As you can see, I have been very community involved during my forty years.

We are going through some very serious times with the COVID-19 virus. Being in the health care field for all my adult life I feel very confident to help guide us through this crisis, along with guidance from Dr. Gary Pace and our experts from Sutter Health and Adventist Health, with the help of Sheriff Brian Martin, Lakeport Police Chief Brad Rasmussen and Chief Andrew White of the Clearlake Police Department assisting in the enforcement of the shelter in place ordinance.

I am who I appear to be – a man filled with community spirit and love for Lake County. Nothing would make me prouder than being the supervisor for District 5 for the next four years.

Thank you for your votes getting me to the elections in November.

Bill Kearney lives in Kelseyville, California.