Your editorial endorsing Brown states Hayes would use the office only to protect the state's finances while Brown would use the state's financial clout to pressure corporations in which state pension funds have large holdings. I think you have the priorities reversed.
As a recipient of a civil service pension, I dread the day a politician starts using our pension funds to promote a political agenda instead of maintaining the financial integrity of the fund.
Incidentally, The Times ran an article several years ago on how former treasurer Jesse Unruh was using his office to extract large campaign contributions from bond underwriting firms wishing to do business with the state.
This speaks strongly for a competent bureaucrat instead of a politician pursuing a partisan agenda.
GARY A. ROBB