What an incredibly small number of voters really put Don Roth in the 4th District supervisor's seat. Amazing. Out of a total of 95,629 people voting, only 1,087 more of them preferred Roth to Beam.
Did the endorsement from Supervisor Ralph Clark put Roth on top? Was it the rigid, non-swaying stand Beam took on the car-pool lane issue that prompted 1,087 of the freeway-driving voters in District 4 to vote for Roth?
Whatever the reason for that extra 1% of voters in Roth's camp, it all sums up to individual votes. Each vote does count, and if I ever start thinking otherwise, all I need to bring my thoughts back into perspective is to remember the great close 4th District supervisor's race of Roth and Beam back in 1986.
JOE C. CATRON