Letter: Supervisor Piepho Says Diane Burgis Will Make Excellent County Supervisor

Diane Burgis & Mary Piepho at a Friends of Marsh Creek restoration project

Dear Editor,

When I made the difficult decision to not seek reelection to the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors, my choice was made easier by the fact that Diane Burgis would make an extraordinary County Supervisor. She is a smart and dedicated public servant, and I have been proud to work with her for many years.

I wanted to take a moment to cut through some of the smear tactics and tell you about the Diane Burgis that I know and trust.

I was surprised to see the recent hit pieces mailed by real estate developers and “Big Oil”/petroleum interests that support Diane’s opponent and attack Diane Burgis. These ridiculous mail pieces accuse Diane of “climbing the ladder.”

Well, – that’s what capable people do – when opportunities arise they move up to greater positions of responsibility and governance. Talented people, such as Diane Burgis, are recruited by the community, and by those leaving office, to carry on the work that must be done in the publics’ best interests.

That is why I asked Diane to run for County Supervisor. She has proven to be a thoughtful, regional leader, one who brings people together to find workable  solutions.

The campaign process is well known as “silly season”. It is to be expected. However, I believe we are beyond the point of telling one of our most respected female leaders that she should stay put and know her place.

I believe Diane will make an excellent County Supervisor. She is talented, compassionate and hardworking. She will work every day to improve our community by reducing traffic, boosting public safety and defending our precious Delta.

Please don’t fall for the dirty tricks. Join me, Sheriff Livingston, District Attorney Mark Peterson, local Firefighters, Deputy Sheriffs and many other community leaders in voting for Diane Burgis for County Supervisor.

County Supervisor Mary Nejedly Piepho
Discovery Bay, CA



  1. Burgis is a poor choice because she is backed by Supervisor Piepho, Supervisor Gioia, and Public Employees.

    Favors Favors Favors will be expected. We need a good honest longtime resident and friend of east county constituents.

  2. @Millie, ….and your comment is based on what? Apparently you have little to add besides baseless speculation. You see, Piepho, Giolia and a heck of a lot of Public Employees are all honest, longtime residents and friends of east county constituents. So again, your point is what????

    I see that Diane Burgis’ opponent (Barr) is backed by Big Oil and Developers. Are they the “friends” of East County Constituents you were referring to? Or was it that (Barr) stiffed his campaign manager that had you overlooking his lack of honesty? Then there is the matter of failed business…. Barr would be a disaster for East County. Just look how he has screwed up Brentwood by balancing the short term budget (by over development) while burying the future with a huge debt owed to the state.

    No wonder so many people are lining up behind Diane Burgis for County Supervisor. Between Barr and Burgis the choice is obvious.

    Diane Burgis for County Supervisor.

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