Monday, July 24, 2006
Supervisor or bust!
Just sent in my final finance report form 460 to the FPPC. I ran for the 4th district Humboldt County Supervisor position earlier this year. A 20 year incumbent Republican was running against a 12 year former Mayor Republican of Eureka. I am a pro growth working class union Democrat, so I figured I had a chance as a wild card. I came up a few hundred votes short of being in the run off. Oh well. I met many great people along the way whom had concerns of where our local economy was heading. I had a chance to stump on a soap box over many issues so it was overall a positive experience. Our campaign committee helped in collecting $13,079.48 without accepting contributions from any corporate donors. (Shane Brinton raised thousands with creative fund raising events.) I wanted to have the position with a clean slate and to not be owing favors. So I walk away with a clear conscience and many new friends. Not too shabby. My opponents will be reporting soon. I am guessing they spent over $150,000 between them. No telling what they will be raising and spending for the general election. They will have to abide by a new ordinance in the form of Measure T (which I was a supporter of) , so I am sure we will witness some very interesting ways the two camps will try to circumvent the law. I will be keeping a close watch!