"Jay Howard is a 3rd generation Martinez resident. I have known Jay for over 50 years, since we were boys at play in the Alhambra Valley and roving over the Briones Hills. Even as a wild child, Jay showed great compassion, curiosity, and intelligence. Over decades I have watched him grow to become a responsible, thoughtful man, a respected leader in his profession, and concerned community member. Now Jay is offering a next level of service by running for Councilmember in District 1. His deep roots and knowledge of Martinez history, and concern for all our residents, will provide a steady hand in current issues and business of the city, and he will always have an eye on ensuring Martinez has a bright future for our grandchildren and generations to come. I urge all District 1 voters to support Jay Howard and elect him to Martinez City Council this November."