Some are calling Pat Higgins' victory over Charles Ollivier a landslide (or would it be a landslide defeat?). Makes no difference, I suppose.
I can go along with that, but I was wondering about the one race that had me on the edge of my seat: The one between Jake Pickering and Sharon Omey for a seat on the Humboldt County Board of Education.
Looks like Pickering was defeated by a roughly 73 to 27 percent margin, a wider margin than any of the other one on one school district races that took place yesterday. I'd guess I'll call that a landslide, although no way of knowing what sort of thinking was behind the votes.
I'm trying to remember what percentage of the vote Pickering got last time when he ran for the Water District(?) seat. Anybody remember? I'll have to try and find the results of that race somewhere.
I'm wondering if he'll continue to run for elected office, or, do as other aspiring pols often do and try to get appointed to one the various boards or committees with open seats around the county?
What say you Jake?