Nixons: Vote no on recall

California’s debt tripled under the leadership of the last Republican governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger. But now, because of the leadership of the Democratic governors that followed, California has a $75.7 billion surplus.

Under Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown and now Gov. Gavin Newsom, our economy has thrived. We went from the eighth largest economy in the world to the fifth.

We need our legitimately elected governor to continue to:

• Bring broadband to rural communities so small businesses and startups can compete and succeed.
• Support the California Comeback Plan to keep people housed and families out of poverty.
• Support fire suppression technology, modern equipment and the firefighters on the front lines.
• Streamline building regulations and encourage affordable housing.
• Humanely work towards solving the homeless crisis and not push the problems off on neighboring states and countries.
• Realize the value of immigrants to our workforce, educational system and our ability to compete in a multicultural world.
• Be the foremost leader in fighting climate change.

Vote no on this senseless recall that is wasting millions of dollars for a power grab from our legitimately elected governor.

Do not vote for any of the candidates who want to replace him! Just vote no.

Tom and Val Nixon live in Kelseyville.