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Posted by: thepinetree on 12/01/2017 08:57 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 12/03/2017 08:01 PM
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Ed Langan Announces Candidacy for Supervisor, District 3

Murphys, CA...Today, I am announcing my candidacy for County Supervisor, District 3. Living in Calaveras County for the past 16 years has been one of the highlights of my life. My beautiful wife April and I enjoy all that Calaveras has to offer. During our time here I have closely followed and participated in Calaveras County’s politics, because I know from experience how easily peace and tranquility can slip-away without vigilance.




Calaveras County, like all states, counties and municipalities, faces many challenges going into
the 21st Century — We must engage, raise-the-bar and address these challenges with stronger
leadership, clearer vision with decision makers that understand how to move the county
forward creating prosperity and a good life for all our residents. The list of my five most
compelling goals as supervisor is attached, but I must first acknowledge that the primary
reason for engaging in this endeavor is simply that I believe our County Supervisors are failing
us in there duties and responsibilities. We elect individuals to govern, make tough decisions,
demonstrate leadership, set goals and create policy that moves our county forward in a
positive, and prosperous fashion.

Today, our Supervisors have relinquished much of their authority to county staff and with this
laissez-faire attitude they are acting more like ambassadors than legislators and this needs to
STOP. A good County Supervisor will demonstrate leadership by setting tone, providing
solutions, establishing clear priorities, and possess a good grasp of the critical budgeting
process — assuming all the responsibilities that go with the position; such as “being prepared”
to make the hard choices they were elected to make. Representing their constituents is their
primary responsibility, therefore, getting out in the communities and listening to the concerns of
residents is priority-one. This is NOT a part-time-job, it requires one’s full-attention and total
commitment — a successful supervisor needs to be doing the work they were elected to do!
Anything less, they are deceiving their constituents!

Bio:
With forty years experience as a independent Marketing & Business Solutions expert, I am well
prepared to tackle this endeavor. Building businesses, assisting start-ups and accomplishing
robust turn-arounds are all part of my background, these tasks require special skill-sets, such
as critical thinking, problem solving, and a good dose of clairvoyance. I have also acquired a
strong leadership background, but most importantly the ability to listen, understand and broker
working solutions are what I bring to the Board. Comfort in the way we do things has become
our nemesis — I will question everything in pursuit of a better more efficient and well run
county “for the good of the residents”

The five most compelling goals I see before me as a County Supervisor:

#1 Standing with Law Enforcement and for Public Health & Safety
The foundation of a prosperous county is public health & safety, nothing great can
happen here without first becoming a model law & order community. Therefore, I am
committed to supporting our Sheriff and pledge my support for our Sheriff’s financial
needs regarding the budgetary items necessary to establish a first-class, elite law
enforcement team in Calaveras County — The residents deserve this and it’s a
responsibility of the Board to make this happen. My only demand in return is that the
Sheriff produces and runs a highly-efficient and responsible program.

#2 Creating a more efficient County Government
I am enthusiastic about cultivating a high level of efficiency in our county
government’s operational activities. The 21st century is going to be a huge challenge
for all states, counties and municipalities, therefore we must set the bar higher. I will
insist on greater efficiencies in monitoring our many complicated revenue streams to
assure we are not penalized with the loss of expected revenue, as well as monitor the
activities of providing the services of government. We have great people in our
government center both elected and appointed and I pledge to provide the leadership
that will bring all involved together working in concert for the good of the county.
Creating a model 21st century county government in Calaveras benefits everyone.

#3 Creating a more productive Board of Supervisors
Creating a more productive Board of Supervisors is critical, this requires leadership,
experience and focus. I will systemically encourage our Board to generate more
in-depth discussions on issues before the Board. Challenging members to partake in
more open dialogue, creating more constructive exchanges during meetings.
Brainstorming or debate increases the level of understanding, culminating in better
decision making -- better serving all involved. Residents need to understand their
supervisors’ positions, hear their arguments, thoughts, therefore better understand
their votes. I am also very aware that becoming a Supervisor is not a part-time job, it
requires intense research and study. Board meetings are not the only place a good
Supervisor receives input — circulating in the District and throughout the County offers
far more compelling views and understanding of the individual communities and their
people!

#4 Creating Prosperity & Wealth in our rural County
Harvesting prosperity and wealth in our beautiful rural county is key to our future.
I want to see the individual communities of Calaveras prosper in a fashion they see
fit for themselves. Calaveras is a county made up of many individual and unique
communities, all Board decisions must consider the independence of these
communities. Prosperity will come when all our communities are thriving with small
businesses that service the residents as well as our great tourism industry. Tourism is
one of our potential growth industries and supports our lifestyle very well. Calaveras
has an abundance of natural resources, open space, a rich history and beautiful scenic
vistas, trading any of our beauty for growth would be unforgivable. What we have,
what we share with the many travelers is precious and can not be re-created, so our
growth must parallel our natural resources and beauty. That’s our draw, that’s our edge,
and that creates a destination!

#5 Calaveras First
I pledge that decisions and policy from District 3 will always be based on a
Calaveras First proposition, we are all in this together, looking for the best life can offer.
Protecting our lifestyle, investing in our future and living our dream will be a conscious
part of my decision making process. The headwinds are strong — the time to pivot is
now, the current and previous Boards have failed to set the necessary tone, culture and
productivity necessary to prosper — we need to disrupt ourselves to be relevant on all
levels of county government. I’m here to let you know County Government’s
partnership with residents is alive and will flourish with my election.

Ed Langan,
Candidate,
Supervisor, District 3
Calaveras County
Contact info:
cell — 209.728.5527
email — edlangan2020@icloud.com


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