June Ballot- Part 2
Most of the county races are pretty boring. Most are incumbents and uncontested. Here's the list:
Assessor- Mari Wilson, incumbent
Coroner, Public Administrator- Dave Parris, incumbent
Recorder, Registrar of Voters- Kelly Sanders
Sheriff- Mike Downey, incumbent
Treasurer, Tax Collector- John Bartholomew, incumbent
Superintendent of Schools- Garry Eagles, incumbent
Makes that easy, doesn't it? I'll not bother voting in all of those but one- Sheriff. I'll go ahead and give Mike Downey a vote if only because I like Mike!
Then there's the 4th district Board of Supervisor race between Virginia Bass and Chris Kerrigan. Quite honestly, I was hoping Virginia would run unopposed so I could pass on that race, too.
You can't help but love Virginia. I just get annoyed with some of her public statements like cheering the ban on rat poisons and her kumbaya piece in the Times- Standard kinda making nice with ADA shyster, Jason Singleton.
So what are the issues? Hard to say since I'm not sure there would be too much difference between Chris and Virginia when it comes down to actually voting on things. Can anyone point to any differences between now and when Bonnie Neely held the seat?
Chris Kerrigan came by the house a few days ago campaigning. I told him I didn't know that there'd be all that difference between the two of them after all was said and done. He brought up what he felt was a developer friendly planning commission. Maybe so, but I haven't seen any problems in the real world because of that.
I'll give Virginia the edge, though, as she's likely a little more business friendly than Chris. She also has the past experience of having worked in the private sector. Plus, you just can't help but love the gal!
I'll be voting for Virginia.
Then there's the other Board of Supes race between Ryan Sundberg and Sharon Latour. Not my district, but my choice would be Sundberg if only because Latour seems to be another of those know- nothings recruited by progressives as a paper candidate hoping for a surprise win.
Last, but certainly not least, is the biggie: District Attorney.
I've already wrote that I see the race as pretty much between Firpo and Fleming. I'll give Fleming the edge on experience and her impressive wide- ranging support, but wouldn't have a problem voting for either.
Klein's age and health puts him towards the bottom of the list. I wouldn't vote for Dollison regardless of the office he was seeking.
Seeing a couple Dollison yard signs out made me a bit nervous. I can't imagine anyone voting for him, but some people obviously are. With three candidates splitting the votes for 2nd place, what if he makes it past the primary and ends up in a runoff with Fleming? Yuck!
One local pol told me he thought Fleming may have enough support to win the D.A. race outright, avoiding the need for a runoff. Let's hope so. It's towards that end that I'll be voting for Maggie Fleming.
Let the flaming begin!