After an intense, albeit unsuccessful, but enthusiastically well run campaign for 4th District Supervisor, some might suggest packing it up and moving on. NOT US. You came into the race against all odds. The entrenched money interests, the county DINO’s, and the well funded Bass machine was out to slander and do everything they could to make sure you couldn’t win. You put together a grassroots movement of volunteers and you were able to raise funds from a large number of predominately small donors. Even with the low turnout, Bass won by a pretty small margin.
We say it’s time to double down and run for Eureka City Council. There are three seats up this fall we know of Chris. You could and should win one. The city needs your help; maybe even more than the County does. Much of the same dysfunction exists within the city that continues to bedevil the County. The Council, as it sits now, is arguably the worst we’ve been stuck with in decades. Chris, with your experience and vision, it’s possible to turn this ongoing disaster around. Don’t waste your time running for Mayor. That’s a just a figurehead position with no vote and at the mercy of this Klown Kouncil.
With serious questions raised about where all the measure O money has gone, and the potential of it to be renewed indefinitely, the citizens need a watchdog to make sure no more money is wasted on boondoggles and pet projects. An extra bonus might be with you on the Council, Linda will wake up and remember who she is and the platform she ran on instead of just going on along to get along. The conservative council of four has run roughshod over Eureka since 2010. What Eureka needs is a progressive, critical thinker, who’s not afraid to speak truth to money and power. What Eureka needs is you, Chris.
The Examiner Staff