Community Leader Endorses Mary Benson in CD 2 Council Race
For the last several months my life has been filled with one demanding incident after another culminating in the Station Fire. Now slowly adjusting to the horrible requirement of looking at the scorched moonscape and the burnt bunnies while feeding the wildlife in the forest and whiling away the time watching the Commerce cement drying, my mind has quieted. I had an epiphany, realizing that there is little time left, so I was deciding that I had better talk to my friends when I received a call from a good friend of mine and also a good friend of Mary Benson's, asking me to support Tamar. I was shocked and stirred. Then, I was told that other Sunland Tujungans have recently endorsed Tamar.
What I have to say has little to do with the other candidates. It is about Mary Benson. Originally, Mary was my second choice, but my first choice did not run. Therefore, Mary has become my first choice and I am aware that I must be as candid and as persuasive as possible as quickly as I can.
So let's get to it. Who of all these candidates has so much as begun to do for this community that which Mary Benson has done for years? Who?
Who was here in person working tirelessly on behalf of our community during the Station Fire? Who has lived her whole life here amongst us? Who has fought so consistently for trails, for the Rim of the Valley, for historical status for Stonehurst, for the equestrian community, for the watershed? Who has come to all those meetings in Sunland Tujunga for all those years? Who has worked to preserve our open space and rural lifestyle? Who helped to write the grant for the 4 3/4 acres on Oro Vista?Who fought to stop Home Depot? Who is fighting to save the Verdugo Hills Golf Course? Mary Benson that's who!
I have asked why would you support any candidate over Mary? Guess what I have been told almost every time?
"Well, I don't think Mary Benson is electable."
Well, my response is, "You are right! She is not electable unless you vote for her."