When an incumbent is doing a good job, election challengers will sometimes try to create controversies. That seems to be the case in the race for Contra Costa County Auditor-Controller.
Bob Campbell has, by our observation and from accounts of those who depend on him for information, done an excellent job leading the office since he was elected in 2010.
But Ayore Riaunda, an accountant in the county's health department, seems to feel that there's great need for a shake-up, and that he's the person to take over. However, he fails to present evidence to support that position.
Riaunda grasps at straws, alleging that Campbell is unresponsive to information requests. Nothing could be further from the truth. Campbell goes out of his way to be accessible and helpful.
Campbell worked in the office for 23 years before he was first elected four years ago to the top post. He was well-trained for the job, understands the complex issues that face the auditor-controller, and has consistently proven he deserves the post. Voters should re-elect him.