Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Jeff Leonard's Opposition Solidifying?

No word that I've yet heard that Tish Wilburn is dropping out of the race against Mary Beth- Wolford, as was alluded to in the comments earlier, but maybe this is where that rumor came from?

Looks like Randall Herzon is bailing from the race for the Third Ward seat leaving Local Solutions candidate Ron Kuhnel in a two way race with Jeff Leonard. You can't help but think the powers that be on the Left had a talk with Randall.

I expected more Left vs. Right activity in the Eureka Council races by now. I forget which paper wrote that the big race in Humboldt this time around will be the Eureka City Council and Mayor races because of the Balloon Tract issue. From what I've read, the only people that think that are everyone but the candidates themselves, with the exception of Ron Kuhnel and maybe Jeff Leonard.

57 Comments:

At 9:35 AM, Blogger Eric V. Kirk said...

Well, I tend to think that way. It's certainly going to be the topic of discussion during the campaign.

 
At 9:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The filing deadline isn't until 8/11.

 
At 10:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are people like Larry Glass being such candy asses about running for office. If they really want to do what is right for the city, perhaps they should throw their hat into the ring and bring about change by actually working on the nuts and bolts of the city. One development issue does not a city make. What about the sewers and garbage and police and fire and courting new economy to develop here and ......oh yeah, you actually have to live in the city to care.

 
At 10:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard that Chris Kerrigan is running the Ron Kuhnel campaign. Ron is the progressives great hope and I can guarantee words were had with Randall.

 
At 10:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fred,

Good post. 10:03 made some good points, but the intent was just to slam Glass, so I reject the entire argument. 10:16 is probably accurate re: conversations, but I believe Kuhnel is the great hope for that one seat, from a progressive perspective.

Second, before commentatators jump on progressives, and before progressives jump on the right, let's add some balance.

Rick Green over in Arcata, I believe he is a former supertindent of schools and anti- Meserve, recently withdrew his intention to run for Arcata council.

He threw his support behind Mark Wheetley and Alex Stillman.

Most everybody does it, position themselves that is, this is politics you know.

 
At 10:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice spin job.Actually Randall contacted Kuhnel,after Kuhnel filed his paperwork.Randall and Ron are on the same page,and he thought that he would be wasting his own energy running,since they're on the same page,so he felt that there was no reason to need to run.

 
At 11:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:03, you do not have to live in the city to "really care", but you do have to live in the city to run for city council. Larry does not live inside the city limits, although he has been a fixture in the business community for 30 years or so.

 
At 1:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jeff Leonard is a tool

 
At 6:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jeff is pro skateboard park and Balloon Tract. He will win. He cares for Eureka.

 
At 6:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pro Balloon Tract? What does that mean?

 
At 6:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What does "Pro Skateboard Park" mean ? Is this guy really running on a skateboard park platform ? Wow that is really progressive ?

 
At 7:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Skateboard and a "I don't care what you think" platform.

 
At 9:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, that will get some votes.

 
At 9:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's got the vertically challenged vote sewn up.

 
At 9:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jeff Leonard has been a surprisingly good councilman, while Kerrigan has been a tremendous disappointment.
Kerrigan is the tool.
Opposite speak tactics can't hide that.

 
At 9:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

amen

 
At 10:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Skateboard parks are a great image
for politicians like Leonard in towns like Eureka to support.

It is a mistake for progressives to make it an issue, it seems mean-spirited.

 
At 10:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Eureka Skateboard Park issue has been electing council members since the 1980's. So, where is the park? Great campaign issue for Leonard - "I couldn't build it, either!"

 
At 10:47 AM, Blogger Fred said...

Speaking of skateboard parks, The Ukiah Daily Jounal had a story yesterday on the proposed skateboard park in Ukiah, contrasting that with the only one in Mendocino County now, Willits' skateboard park.
http://www.ukiahdailyjournal.com/local/ci_4121440

Of interest, perhaps to some, is the figures at the end of the story of the costs involved and how they've risen over the years.

Keep in mind, even after construction of such a park, there's still ongoing expenses for maintenance, insurance and such.

 
At 11:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

anon 10:40 AM

My point exactly, but made better by your comment and Fred's.

Supporting skateboard parks in Eureka is an image position first and foremost. But I still hold the issue is dangerous grounds for progressives in a close election.

Especially if Leonard announces, "private funding" for the park at a handy point in the campaign.

 
At 2:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leonard is a tool

 
At 2:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with 9:02am. Jeff Leonard is by far more well rounded as a council person. Kerrigan is purely party biased and tends to have the snotty "You're either with us or you're against us" attitude that is so prevelant from many members on the left. But then, Kerrigan will probably end up with a government career in the future, whereas Leonard will probably be working in private industry.

 
At 2:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you call working for State Fund or being a public school teacher "private industry". What BS. Leonard isn't running against Kerrigan, he is running against Ron Kuhnel, who will bring an expertise and maturity to the city council that Jeff Leonard will have to wait years to acheive. Kuhnel - great pick for Eureka.

 
At 2:25 PM, Blogger Foundry76 said...

I can just see the logic of Mr Kuhnel standing in his Castle yard with the iron spears around it and representing the non- elite...

 
At 4:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As the logic of Leonard opting to stop community participation in a plan for the Balloon Tract and instead saying we have Arkley's plan.

 
At 4:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's see. Chris Kerrigan is running Kuhnel's campaign. Local Solutions is backing Kuhnel to the hilt. Kuhnel is against the Marina Center development. Chris and Ron "convinced" Randall not to run. More than the Virginia B-J versis LaVallee race, this is looking to be THE make or break race for the "Progressive" machine.

 
At 4:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone supported by Local Solutions should not be voted for. Enough with the no growth Liberals!

 
At 4:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

4:28 - what a bunch of rubish. Let's hear how you know all of this about Kuhnel.

 
At 4:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's see. Rob Arkley is running Leonard's campaign. Security National is backing Leonard to the hilt. Leonard is against the having any community involvement. Jeff and Rob "convinced" Virginia to run for mayor. More than the Rex versis Kerrigan race, this is looking to be THE make or break race for the "gold ol boy republican" machine.

 
At 5:53 PM, Blogger Foundry76 said...

that was Chris lurking in the background of the picture of the Eureka Reporter wasn't it?

 
At 8:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

4:28 - rubbish is with two "b"s.

4:48 - You are just too stupid to breath though I guess imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

5:53 - Yes it was.

 
At 8:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll take the good ole boys over the little boy network ANY DAY!

 
At 9:26 PM, Blogger Eric V. Kirk said...

anon 4:34 - you know, more growth is only going to bring in more liberals from the Bay Area.

 
At 10:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes!

 
At 7:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am with 4:34 - if loco solutions is the backer, then its a no vote all of the way.

 
At 2:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gee Fred you removed the post on ron Kuhnel ? What's up with that ? Somebody didn't like it ?

 
At 2:51 PM, Blogger Fred said...

Which post on Ron Kuhnel? I don't believe I've removed any comments for some time now.

 
At 3:30 PM, Blogger Eric V. Kirk said...

I had a similar complaint recently on my blog. This poster may have attempted to post something and it didn't take. It's happened to me personally at least once, where you post and come back and wonder where it is. Should always check before you leave, and copy to your clipboard anything long before trying to post.

 
At 9:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What more does SN have to do to make this happen. UP can just sit on this dog and let it sit forever as is! Maybe a skateboard park? I am ready to see anything.

 
At 9:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

anon 9:17 are you OK? Did you over medicate?

 
At 2:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arkley took his whole crew out for a boat ride this weekend. He will be backing what will be a de facto slate with Fleming at the top of the ticket, followed by VBJ, Mary
Beth, Mike -I live for the Giants- Jones and the little man.

 
At 4:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is the little man Bill or Jeff?

 
At 7:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

geto over it LOSERS

 
At 9:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey anonymous 2:55... do you ever bother with facts or do you prefer fiction?

 
At 7:39 PM, Anonymous randy wybeck said...

I don't care what you say , i am sick of all the crime and tweakers . I'm voting for - Jerry Droz

 
At 7:42 PM, Anonymous Alex h. said...

RIGHT ON ! HE IS THE ONLY ONE WHO IS ADDRESSING CRIME . DROZ........YOU GOT MY VOTE , TOO !!

 
At 8:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOCO SOLUTIONS...........IF YOU SUPPORT THESE CLOWNS THEN , EUREKA WILL SLIDE FURTHER DOWN THE HILL . I JUST GOT BACK FROM IDAHO AND THE FIRST THING I SAW WHEN I GOT INTO TOWN WAS THE POLICE DOWNTOWN WITH A THEIR K - 9 DOG LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO JUST BROKE INTO A BUSINESS . HEY , I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU BUT , LAVALLE HAS NOT DONE ANYTHING FOR OUR CITY EXCEPT OPENED MORE SHELTERS BRINGING MORE CRIMINALS INTO OUR CITY ..

 
At 8:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glass , said you should feel as safe in your home as outside........well , OK idiot , then if i feel safe inside my home then why do i have a pistol and shotgun next to my bed at all times . We had a home invasion robbery here last week . I think most people don't really feel safe in their homes . If you lived in , Eureka you would know that we got a serious crime problem here , dummy !

 
At 9:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jerry Droz cleaned up a bunch of flea bags from B Street and N Street - Mccullen , little fairfield . We don't need the proposals LaValle wants . More drug rehab's with our tax dollars . This madman is trying to take our money to buy out the , Best Western Motel and turn that into another low - life facility for more scumbags .Hey , LaValle.......get a life !

 
At 4:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

8:58 AM Really idiot maybe you should lay off your meth pipe and remove the pistol form under your pilliow glass didnt say he didnt belive there was a crime problem he said people should feel safe in there HOME

 
At 4:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tweakers for DROZ

 
At 8:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Droz , said " leave the cannabis smokers alone " go after the white powder drugs . I can't argue with that .

 
At 8:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Glass , after someone points a gun at you and the Police shoot that person to protect your life , are you gonna have a investigation because the Police were trying to save your life ? You need to live with the tweakers and bums of Eureka since you like these low -lives .

 
At 5:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey everybody check out ; rcaa of humboldt county peter lavalle........on your search engine . You'll get the truth about whose screwing up this City with shelters . Oust the old ( including Bass - Jackson ) and on with the new . IT IS TIME FOR A REGIME CHANGE .

 
At 5:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

check out = RCAA OF HUMBOLDT COUNTY PETER LAVALLE on your search engine and It'll shock you !

 
At 6:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

LaValle is the chairman of th RCAA and is part of ; REDWOOD ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY INC. He is directly responsible for bringing in felons straight from prison into , Eureka . Bass - Jackson is just as bad .

 
At 8:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your right , and so is Woolford , Geist , Neely , LaVALLEY , Smith and more of these anti - Eureka polititcians . Alex

 

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