Larson displays several family photos in his downtown
“I've got three reasons why I'm doing it. My wife, my son, Tim, and my daughter, Lisa. They said, ‘if you do this, you're all by yourself,’ and I didn't want to be all by myself,” said Larson.
The announcement on his 80th birthday includes an endorsement for
“I told him, ‘do you want me to support you, because I'm happy to do it but I want you to know the ramifications. If I support you, here’s what's going to happen.’ He says, ‘I'm not afraid of them.’ I said, ‘go for it,’” said Larson.
In a statement, Pacheco said Thursday:
"I'm honored that Supervisor Phil Larson, Sheriff Margaret Mims, Supervisor Debbie Poochigian, Supervisor Judy Case and the Nisei Farmer's League along with many other people in agriculture, law enforcement and business have urged me to run for supervisor and are endorsing me."
"I'm excited about the opportunity to take my experience with city council up to the county level and I'm looking forward to a spirited campaign and debate."
Three candidates have filed paperwork to take over for Judy Case in district four: Daniel Parra, Ernest "Buddy" Mendes and Steve Rapada.
Larson still has 16 months left in office. He says his recent health scare during a board meeting won't keep him from his duties.
“I feel great. I have a heart monitor just ‘cause it was an irregular heart beat that created the problem. The primary election is June of next year.
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