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
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