Yesterday Chris Kerrigan announced, to the loud cheers of an enthusiastic group of his supporters, that he had filed the paperwork to run for the 4th District Supervisor.
“Four years ago, Virginia Bass ran for this office on the position of passing the general plan,” Kerrigan pointed out “Due to her actions on the Board of Supervisors, we’re further away today than we were four years ago.”
Let’s look back, four years ago:
Humboldt Herald Post May 13, 2010:
(While Bass is quick to criticize incumbent Bonnie Neely for the long process to update the Humboldt County General Plan, Bass admits she hasn’t taken any of this objectionable time to study even the most controversial aspect — land use for Ag and Timber land.
“I haven’t really thought in detail about that,” she told the Journal. And why should she? The developer interests who have padded her campaign war chest will tell her how to vote. No sense reading and attending meetings with so many willing string-pullers at your side. At last report HumCPR chairman Lee Ulansey had donated $1,500 to her campaign for supervisor.
As noted earlier by the Humboldt Herald, Ulansey also donated office space for Bass’ 2006 Mayoral campaign worth $4,500. She thanked him by attempting to appoint him to the Eureka Planning Commission.)
While Bass and her supporters claimed to want to speed up the General Plan, they’re real intention has been to kill it, carrying out the agenda of her financial supporters;
The Developers, Speculators, Realtors and Big Land Owners. Let’s not forget, the old Arkley front group, HELP.
Meanwhile lurking in the street, on the periphery, is the husband of Virginia Bass, Eureka “spin doctor”, an “Karl Rove wanna be” Mathew Owen.
“It’s kinda creepy” said several of the female college students listening to Chris, at his rally.
This has become Owens Style over the years, staying in the back ground of campaigns and stalking opponents. He and his cadre infiltrated the HDCC a few years back, driving many real democrats out.
Owens like it or not, has been a factor in local elections since getting his wife elected Mayor in 2006.
The Examiner recommends; next time you see this guy lurking, call him out!