Letter to the Editor: Betancourt has the experience we need

In 2019, Megan Dahle was elected to take her husband’s place in the State Assembly. After researching her qualifications (none), I assume she was elected because her name was Dahle. Now running for re-election, she lists work experience as farmer and previous co-owner of a nursery. Megan Dahle does not list her education on her website, and on justfacts.votesmart.org, her education is listed as “no education information on file.”

Now running against Megan Dahle is Elizabeth Betancourt. Elizabeth graduated from UC Davis with a bachelor’s degree in science and resource management, and a master’s degree in forest and source-water management from Colorado State University. Work experience includes: Legislative/Policy Coordinator: Sierra Nevada Conservancy, Program Manager: California Urban Water Conservation Council, and Watershed Coordinator: El Dorado Irrigation District.

Bottom line: a person with education and experience in forest and source-water management is a perfect match for the needs of our district. That’s why Elizabeth Betancourt gets my vote!

Robbin Anderson