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Statement from Supervisor Gustafson | January 7

Statement from Supervisor Gustafson | January 7

Shortly after we distributed my Newsletter and Eastern Placer Bulletin yesterday, the news of events at our Nation’s Capital occurred. I was so disturbed by what I witnessed that I wanted to send out another message.

For those of you who don’t know, I was fortunate to grow up just outside of Washington DC, while my father worked a block from the US Capitol. I was blessed to visit the Capitol many times over those years and later, while in college, spent my summers interning in various offices just off of Capitol Hill. At lunch, I would often walk to Capitol Mall and watch many visitors from all over our country and the world as they de-boarded tour buses and stood in awe of our US Capitol building and all that it symbolizes to ourselves and to those from all around the world. Watching their emotions often brought me tears of appreciation for what our nation truly means. The images yesterday of mob’s desecration of our nation’s sacred symbol brought me tears of sadness.

Political debate is what our forefathers fought for, but the growing extreme intolerance for other points of view can destroy us.

This coming Tuesday I will officially begin the term of office you elected me to by taking an oath of office “to uphold and defend the constitution of the United States and the constitution of the State of California”. I am greatly honored to take that oath of office in order to serve you, and I ask each of you to consider those words, consider our sacred democracy and pledge yourself to do the same.

We still live in a great nation, please, lets work together to keep it that way.


Contact information:

 175 Fulweiler Ave., Auburn, CA 95603 

Supervisor Cindy Gustafson: cindygustafson@placer.ca.gov

District Director Lindsay Romack: lromack@placer.ca.gov

District Aide Kelly McCaughna: kmccaughna@placer.ca.gov

Temporary Assistant District Aide Judy Friedman: jfriedman@placer.ca.gov