August 11, 1995: Dear Pete: O.C. has ideas about replacing Gaddi

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Dear Pete: O.C. has ideas about replacing Gaddi

August 11, 1995

Byline: MELISSA BALMAIN:The Orange County Register

Dear Gov. Wilson,

I know you're really busy these days, trying to become president and all. And now
_ on top of everything _ you've got to name a new Orange County supervisor to
replace Gaddi Vasquez! So please: Allow me and some of your constituents to
help. We've been chatting in various places around Gaddi's district (it stretches
from La Habra to Mission Viejo) and we have a pretty good idea what you should
be looking for.
Make that a very good idea.

"It seems to me that when you have an economy as big as Orange
County's, you really need people qualified in business and finance
to run the show," Jim Bergquist said. He's from Mission Viejo, but he spoke for
nearly everyone I met, no matter where in the district they live. "Along with that,
some experience at investing money. When you're investing all this heavy-duty
money, millions and millions and millions of dollars, you've gotta know exactly how
the market works!"

All that may seem obvious. We hope so. But considering what's happened here
lately, we know we can't be too careful. And speaking of care, here's the sort of
person Mary Ellen Blanton of Orange wants you to pick: someone who "bothers to
read." (And who doesn't, for instance, OK financial reports without even riffling
through them.)

Along the same lines, Ken Kitzmiller of Brea would like a supervisor who'll "spend
the county's money like it's his own ... not like it was taxpayers' and it was a deep

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