Time to Vote! How’s Your Ballot Looking?


Tuesday, Nov. 2, is election day. If you’re still staring down a blank ballot, here’s a refresher on the candidates and columnists who shared their goals — and gripes — on A News Cafe, plus some election news, and other useful election links. We hope this helps in your decision making. If it doesn’t, you could always go with what the cartoonist thinks … but we don’t necessarily advise that.

Candidates for Redding City Council:

Ken Murray: Protecting Citizens is No. 1

John Reit: Don’t Hand City to Unions

Sou Saechao: Saechao’s Priorities: Public Safety, Business

Sandra Speer: Knows City from Inside

Francie Sullivan: A Background of Finding Solutions

Statements from City Council candidates Rick Bosetti, Gary Cadd, Steve Hobson and Patrick Jones can be found here on the Shasta County Elections web site. A statement for candidate Donald Kirk was not available. 

Candidates for 2nd Congressional District:

Wally Herger: Congress’ Reckless Spending Must Stop

Jim Reed: Herger’s Not Working for You

More election-related reads from A News Cafe:

City Council Forum: Q&A’s and Topic Strays by Doni Greenberg

City Investigation Inconclusive Amid Heated Political Debate by Jim Dyar

Prop 19: The ‘Okie from Muskogee’ Got It Wrong by Dugan Barr

Meg Whitman or Jerry Brown? Yuck by Paul Shigley

Phillips: Supreme Court Digs Big-Biz Political Donations by Alan Ernesto Phillips

The Mythical State of California by James Montgomery

And many political cartoons by Phil Fountain

For more on the 2010 General Election:

– The Shasta County Elections Department site. Find your polling place, read local candidate statements, review arguments for and against the local measures and state propositions, and see the complete list of California contests.

– The League of Women Voters’ Smart Voter California site

– The California Secretary of State site