The Freeman claims that they support Jim Quigley because they are endorsing a Democrat for county executive and as a Republican Jim Quigley represents a balance. Now this just shows how little the Freeman knows about the charter form of government and government in general.
If you go by the logic of the Freeman, we had a Republican legislature and a Democratic Treasure during the jail fiasco...so why did we have the jail fiasco? There was no accountability and no real balance.
The charter or Proposition 1 (which Quigley spent thousands of dollars to defeat) is what creates the balance in our government not party affiliation. By having an elected Executive, (C.E.O.) of the county and a comptroller (the advocate/watchdog of county government), we guarantee a county that is accountable with checks and balances.
Furthermore, if we were electing a treasure, than Jim Quigley is the guy with the experience to do the job. However, we are electing a Comptroller, a person who's job is to be the watch dog over county government. Elliott Auerbach knows the business of government and will protect us. Mr. Quigley has ZERO experience in county government and is unqualified to do the job.