Pat Toth-Smith: Vote for the endorsed Democrats for Benicia City Council

Terry Scott and Kari Birdseye for Benicia City Council

By Pat Toth-Smith, October 9, 2022

Pat Toth-Smith, Benicia CA

Of the Democratic Party candidates running for the two open seats on Benicia’s City Council this election season, Terry Scott and Kari Birdseye won the endorsement vote of the California Democratic Party by way of the Solano County Democratic Central Committee on August 27.

Note that candidate Lionel Largaespada is a registered Republican and so was not eligible for an endorsement by the Democratic Party.

Both Terry Scott and Kari Birdseye have many innovative ideas which will help Benicia flourish.

Terry Scott views Benicia as an economically vibrant community that preserves its small-town status and place in California history, celebrates inclusivity and diversity, embraces the arts, and demands a high level of safety, including clean air and clean water. Terry’s long employment history includes being an innovative strategist as the Senior Vice President and global head of creative services for Hasbro. He also was a small business owner, which included owning and operating a successful restaurant. More recently he was the chair of the Benicia Arts and Culture Commission. Terry’s extensive work history and proven problem-solving abilities make him uniquely qualified to fulfill the position of City Council member.

Kari Birdseye has for years contributed to our town and its residents. She has a long history of working on the Benicia Planning Commission and was voted by her fellow members to lead the Commission. Kari was an early “no” vote on the Crude by Rail project and her innovative strategies regarding the environment will help Benicia navigate flooding, drought, and other potential effects of climate change. She is a good choice for Benicia.

I encourage you to follow the California Democratic Party’s lead and vote for Terry Scott and Kari Birdseye for Benicia City Council.

Pat Toth-Smith
Benicia Resident

More letters, news & links about Kari here on the BenIndy

And best of all – Kari’s website!