Candidate Info and Choices
Someone posted a comment somewhere in one of the past posts wondering how we could go on talking about elections without mentioning the League of Women Voters' Smarvoter page. We'll, most regulars here know I've mentioned it before if only to remark that few candidates ever use it. That still seems to be the case today with none of the candidates in the two races on my ballot having provided any information on themselves to Smartvoter.
But, some info is starting to emerge in the College of the Redwoods Trustee election. Two candidates have statements about themselves in the local papers today.
Richard Dorn had his info published as a letter to the editor to the Eureka Reporter. Is it just me or does his letter come off as kind of tacky self- promotion? Not that he shouldn't strut his stuff, being a candidate. I just thought it might come off better if he'd had someone else sign the letter and send it in for him.
Either that, or it might have been good in a candidate statement opposite the other candidate's statements, but I thought it came off tacky as a letter to the editor all by itself.
I would have missed candidate Dick Twiddy's My Word column this morning if I hadn't remembered to check out the Times- Standard web site, this being the second day in a row the T-S skipped delivery to my house.
I was thinking about voting for Twiddy but I wonder about him being in Louisiana all the time? It seems every time I hear something from, or about him, he's back in Louisiana helping with hurricane recovery efforts. Would he ever show up for the trustee meetings?
Will the third candidate in that race, Cole Machado, send something in to the papers with information on himself? We'll be watching and waiting. I'm still not sure who I'll be voting for in this one.
Still, the lines do seem to be drawn left vs. right with at least two local left wing bloggers endorsing Higgins and Quilez. If I were voting in that race I might just be petty enough to vote for whoever the lefties oppose, but I'm not. Besides, I'm not all that happy with the status quo in regards the Harbor Commission, anyway.
I think if the Harbor Commission race was on my ballot, I'd likely stand aside and not vote at all in that one.