There is a saying, “No good deed goes unpunished.” I have always understood the context but never had an example until now. Assemblyman Adam Gray did a good deed. This deed was to ask his fellow Californians to consider the San Joaquin Valley when they make water decisions. It was a simple request given the magnitude of decisions that affect our state and the areas that these water decisions impact. It was the right thing to do at the right time.
However, some of our fellow Californians did not feel the same, and Assemblyman Gray was dismissed from the Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee.
Kudos to Gray, for having the courage to face his counterparts and ask them to consider your constituents. Kudos for following through on promises made to the Valley.
I am glad to have supported your campaigns in the past and because of this action I am willing to support your efforts in the future. It’s not easy doing the right thing, and it is even harder when you know that you might face retribution. I applaud your bravery, no matter the outcome of the legislation.
Daniel Kazakos, Merced