McLean: 'Edgar Soto cares and is a winner.'

Wade McLean is a member of the Governing Board of Pima Community College.

I’m writing to share my endorsement of Edgar Soto for the Pima County supervisor seat representing District 3. Mr. Soto is a winner!

I spent 30 years in the Marana Unified School District, the last eight as superintendent. I understand the importance of the supervisor’s position as it affects the lives of our children.

The Marana school district is a better place because of the caring of a lifelong friend of the district, Sharon Bronson. I have no doubt that Edgar Soto will continue the support and caring that the district has had and now enjoys.

Soto cares about Tucson. As a star athlete, successful coach and currently the leader of the Desert Vista Campus of Pima Community College, Soto has exhibited the leadership skills necessary to represent the constituents of District 3 in Pima County.

Organizing, budgeting, facilitating, and leading the Desert Vista campus is an important responsibility. He has excelled in this endeavor and enjoys the support of the students, parents, and community. He understands the importance of educating all members of our community. As a member of the Pima Community College Board of Governors, I have watched him rise from coach to district athletic director to campus vice president.

His commitment, devotion and leadership skills have been validated by the college’s administration. While Soto has worked diligently at the college level, he has also been instrumental in the economic development of our county and state. He has connected himself with several community members to establish a vision for Southern Arizona’s economic future. When you meet Edgar will first see his smile and receive a handshake.

He will instill in you a feeling that he cares. He cares about people and their plight to make their lives and their family’s lives better. There’s no doubt that he would bring this optimistic, caring and committed attitude with him to make the Pima County Board of Supervisors more successful.

Edgar Soto cares and is a winner. I hope you’ll join me to support him as he moves forward in this endeavor.