Peninsula Healthcare District candidate statements for November election
Original post made by Jack Hickey, Woodside: Emerald Hills, on Aug 11, 2014
Their candidate statements follow:
DOUGLAS RADTKE Age: 30
Occupation: Accountant / Auditor
Education and Qualifications:
As a candidate for the Peninsula Health Care District I support and agree with the findings and recommendations of the San Mateo Grand Jury in 2013.
The Grand Jury recommended the district reevaluate its role as either a landlord, real estate developer, or health care leader. After World War II, the State Legislature allowed communities to create these
Districts to serve rural areas without access to basic hospital care.
Today, the district is sitting en $61 million in reserves and the district is one of thirty such health care districts statewide that no longer run hospitals. Meanwhile, there are thousands of uninsured residents in San Mateo County within the district with urgent healthcare needs.
I have extensive experience performing assurance audits on governmental entities, including cities and special districts. As a director, I will advocate for accountability, transparency, and good-governance in the district.
Together we can open the discussion about the role of the district moving forward: I ask for your support and your vote.