How To Vote November 6?
Received my ballot for the upcoming local elections in the mail yesterday. I'm not quite sure how I'll be voting in this election, assuming I vote at all, but I'll hold off on sending my ballot in until I can see if any more info on the issues and candidates emerges.
As I mentioned here not long ago, there's only two races going on this time: County Board of Education and College of the Redwoods Trustee. I only know a little about two of the candidates and none have chosen to add any info about themselves to the League of Women Voters Smartvoter page at the time of this writing.
Jake Pickering, as we all know, is running for a seat on the County Board of Education. I suspect he's the one who made comments in regards himself and that race back on the Speaking of Elections...thread of October 7. The 7:48 comment is classic Pickering.
Richard "Dick" Twiddy is someone I actually kinda know from way back. He used to work for PG&E at the Humboldt Bay Power Plant when I was a guard there. Recently he's got his name out there by being one of the members of the Humboldt Taxpayer's League who supported the lawsuit against the Eureka Redevelopment Agency in regards the Golden/ Vellutini project on the Eureka waterfront. He's also had a number of letters to the editor published on various issues.
Aside from the personalities, I'm wondering just what issues apply to these two particular races? While we can be assured Jake Pickering will make this a Left vs. Right thing, there must be some nuts and bolts issues they'd be dealing with as either a board member or trustee.
Anyone have any insights on the candidates and/ or issues involved in these races?