We Want (to hear from) You! Shasta County Primary Candidates

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On 6-8-10, expect voting time again!

And we want to hear from all Shasta County Primary Election candidates – both opposed and unopposed. Where are our manners? Allow us to extend a proper invitation.

Dear Shasta County election hopefuls,

You are cordially invited to submit a written statement for publication on anewscafe.com. We have inquiring minds, and we want to know why you believe you’re the best person for the job, and why we should elect you for the office you seek on June 8.

Specifically, we invite Board of Supervisors District 5 candidates: Chris Young, Les Baugh and Corkey Harmon; and Assessor/Recorder candidates Ron Largent and Leslie Morgan; and Auditor/Controller candidates Randal Faulkner and Connie Regnell; and County Clerk candidates Russell Hunt and Cathy Darling; and, finally, District Attorney candidates Gerald “Jerry” Benito and Steve Carlton.

We also would like to hear from those candidates running unopposed, such as David Kehoe, Board of Supervisors, District 1; Tom Bosenko, Sheriff/Coroner; Lori Scott, Treasurer/Tax Collector/Public Administrator, Lori Scott; and Thomas Armelino, Superintendent of Schools.

A few guidelines: We ask that candidates please keep their statements to less than 700 words. Also, we prefer candidates focused on themselves rather than their opponents. 

Last, please include a photo and a short bio (won’t be included with the word count), and email everything to donig.anewscafe@gmail.com by May 10 and it will be published by May 31. 

May the best men and women win.

Independent online journalist Doni Greenberg founded what’s now known as anewscafe.com in 2007 with her son, Joe Domke of the Czech Republic. Prior to 2007 Greenberg was an award-winning newspaper opinion columnist, feature and food writer recognized by the Associated Press, the California Newspaper Publishers Association and E.W. Scripps. She lives in Northern California in the tiny town of Igo.

Doni Chamberlain
Independent online journalist Doni Chamberlain founded what’s now known as anewscafe.com in 2007 with her son, Joe Domke of the Czech Republic. Chamberlain is an award-winning newspaper opinion columnist, feature and food writer recognized by the Associated Press, the California Newspaper Publishers Association and E.W. Scripps. She lives in Redding, California.
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10 Responses

  1. Avatar Ginny says:

    Thanks for caring!

    Hope the people take the time to answer your call!!!!

  2. Avatar Freddy's nightm says:

    Oh boy!

    Phil will get more material and we get more nonsense from the likes of Ron, and Russel.

    • Avatar Russell K. Hunt says:

      You mean the truth scares you ?. Time for a bigger Teddy Bear!

      • Avatar Freddy's nightm says:

        Can I borrow your Sarah cardboard cut out?

        BTW If you are giving directions to a place called "Old Mexico" you might need a new tin foil hat.

  3. Avatar kirsten says:

    Good for you , Doni- we need to hear from the horses' mouths, so to speak. BTW: does anyone know about the candidates forum tonight at Angelo's?

  4. Avatar Tom says:

    Good idea, Doni. No statement – no vote.

  5. Avatar Les Baugh says:

    Thanks for asking Doni – I appreciate the opportunity. I'll get right on it! 🙂

  6. Avatar Russell K. Hunt says:

    But I don't have permission from Silas or Bruce. Well, I'll do it anyway..

  7. Avatar pmarshall says:

    Yes, Doni, I want to hear from the candidates. The truth would be nice also; no "baloney", please.

    • Avatar Nathan says:

      Yes, let's hear from the local candidates.

      The only "baloney" I've seen so far has come from one Jerry Benito.

      For example: Jerry Benito's conviction rate statement.

      Benito has claimed he's increased conviction rates above the state average. He says his source is the state of California DOJ. But, when his claims are checked out according to the California DOJ, they DON'T check out – his conviction rates are BELOW the state average.

      That's baloney.