Letter to the Editor — Why I voted for Jeff Wan in 2018 but cannot in 2022

CLAYTON, CA (Nov. 4, 2022) — In 2018, I wanted fresh perspective on our council. Three qualities I aspire to, and want to see in leaders are debate, compromise, and consensus for the greater community good. I thought Jeff embodied these and I was willing to overlook his and his running mate’s tactics.

In 2019-2020, it was clear that Councilmember Wan’s discourse didn’t jive with his meeting summaries. His biased comments were treated as gospel by his followers and helped widen the community division. His actions and the rising negative rhetoric helped convince me to run in 2020.

I could not support Jeff for mayor because he refused to help quell the discord. I knew the consequences. Jeff thrives on being a contrarian and complaining about it while offering no real solutions, while simultaneously denigrating the people who work for all of us.

Our serious challenges can only be solved by those willing to employ these qualities without being contrarian or digging in their heels simply for the sake of it. For more details please visit: http://bit.ly/whynotwan

—Holly Tillman, Clayton Councilmember

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