One of the things you know within minutes of meeting Laurie Sylwester is that the Laurie you meet is the real Laurie: authentic, impassioned, and willing to go to the mat for the issues that affect everyday people, and for the values of justice, equity, and responsible stewardship. She is a problem solver with the ability to see the many faceted aspects of an issue, and with the willingness to go the extra mile to do the necessary research, to gather the facts, to listen to the perspectives of others, and to make an informed decision that produces useful, fair, and beneficial results. Laurie is a life-long Tuolumne County resident, with a deep sense of commitment to the overall health, wealth, and well-being of our community. She has a proven record of service to our county, having been a Supervisor previously, and she has also served our county’s student population with the same passion and dedication for many years at Columbia College, where I have known her as an esteemed colleague. I support her candidacy for Supervisor District 3 unreservedly!