Bohn "Wins" LOWV Candidate Forum
Rex Bohn- this despite not living in the district thus not able to vote for him. I've run into him a few times before and always enjoyed it. Still, I'd like to think I have an open mind and didn't write off either of the other candidates. I wanted to hear what they had to say.
I got my chance last night when I stumbled onto the League Of Women Voter's forum for the 1st District Supervisor candidates on TV. I missed about the first 20 minutes.
While the candidates didn't seem to differ much on issues, Bohn seemed to be the most up to speed on what was going on. All of the candidates seemed unused to the camera and stumbled to some degree or another while trying to make their points. Bohn stumbled a bit less than the others from my view.
I'd give Annette DeModena second place. She seemed familiar with most issues and handled herself fairly well. I'll admit to not thinking much of her answer when asked about WalMart coming to Eureka (not really an issue for the supervisors in the first place).
She insisted on criticizing WalMart's business practices and such. I suspect that was to appease the Humboldt Herald crowd. Didn't work for me, although towards the end she just suggested shopping at locally owned businesses. That's fine. I preferred Bohn's "WalMart is coming. If you don't like WalMart, don't shop there", or however he said it.
Cheryl Seidner seems like a fine gal, but not very up to speed on the issues. She admitted that at least a couple times. She might be more in control of things once she got used to a seat on the Board but she seemed least in control last night and the least sure of what to say.
All in all, not a whole lot of specifics on the issues with a lot of generic answers by all- much, if not most of the answers generally in agreement with each other. I'll give Rex Bohn the win for the night and he'd get my vote if I lived in the district.