Don Pozzi is strong leader, not gamble
Feb. 24, 2014 at 4:05 p.m.
Updated Feb. 23, 2014 at 8:24 p.m.
Editor, the Advocate:
The ultimate qualification for public office is competence. Demonstrated competence trumps implied competence. County Judge Don Pozzi has demonstrated his competence. Judge Pozzi has presided over a commissioners court representing Democrats and Republicans. Their ability to work together is a tribute to Judge Pozzi's competence and leadership.
Commissioners budget for departments led by elected officials from both parties, and minimal friction attests to Judge Pozzi's ability to work across party lines. When vacancies occur, they are filled from either party by the Victoria County Commissioners Court and Judge Pozzi.
For more than a decade, tax rates have stabilized, the county's bond ratings have improved, and a growing county has maintained a high level of service to county residents.
When voters can extend the tenure of a competent county judge, why gamble with an inexperienced replacement only implying competence?
Dolly and Jim Stokes, Victoria