2 in the running for El Dorado recorder-clerk
El Dorado County Union High School District Trustee Todd White and former county supervisor Ron Briggs have announced their intention to run for recorder-clerk in 2018.
Longtime El Dorado County Recorder-Clerk Bill Schultz is not running for another term.
In press releases sent by each of the candidates the two men tout their experience in other elected roles and express desire to serve El Dorado County residents.
Briggs, who served as District 4 supervisor from 2007 to 2014, said his “love of the county and desire to serve the public drove me to making the decision.”
“My eight years as county supervisor were filled with a multitude of accomplishments impacting the public in beneficial ways,” he states in his press release. “I want to continue the hard work of Bill Schultz and his policies to be fully automated and online within the next couple of years.”
In 2014 Briggs unsuccessfully ran against Treasurer-Tax Collector Cherie Raffety.
White, a life-long El Dorado County resident, is employed as a program manager for Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County and has served as an elected EDUHSD board member since 2010. This year he took over the role of secretary to the El Dorado County Taxpayers Association and was elected chair of the El Dorado County Republican Party. He also serves on the Juvenile Justice Commission, the Early Education & Planning Council, the Junior Livestock Auction Committee and is an ambassador for the Tahoe Chamber of Commerce.
“Current Recorder-Clerk Bill Schultz is not only a diligent public servant to the people of El Dorado County, but he wholeheartedly embodies everything that is good about America — integrity, trust and hard work. It would truly be humbling and an honor to follow in his footsteps as Recorder-Clerk,” White states in his press release.
White has already earned endorsements from Assemblyman Kevin Kiley, District Attorney Vern Pierson and local businessman Gordon Vicini.
“Todd serves the people of El Dorado County well. He is passionate about serving the public with dignity, respect and a sense of urgency,” Kiley said. “He will make an excellent recorder-clerk.”
“Todd has dedicated himself to serving the public well on the high school board. It was always my privilege to support him as a high school board member and I am excited to support him for Recorder-Clerk,” Pierson noted.
Vicini, who has known Todd since his youth, added, “Todd has been fully committed to everything he has done. He is a passionate advocate for the betterment of the county and its people. He loves this county. He is going to be an awesome recorder-clerk.”