Tomorrow there will be some "cheers" or "tears" gathering in the local elections. There are 18 seats up for grabs in County, City and Water District elections, and this could be a sobering election for us lefties. With the tide in the US Congress and Senate washing toward the Democrat's why are we at risk locally? And don't give me that non-partisan offices speech. It won't work here.
For the record, there are 18 Democrats running, 13 Republicans, 6 No Party (NP), 2 Greens and 1 American Independent. Here is the list of Republicans, Greens or NP's who have a chance at winning:
District 2 Supervisor
Johanna Rodoni (Way long shot)
Eureka City Council Ward 2
Eureka City Council Ward 4
Arcata City Council
Fortuna City Council
Odell Shelton Jr.
Rio Dell City Council
Blue Lake City Council
Ferndale City Council
Trinidad City Council
Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District
So a worse case scenario would have the Dems only winning one seat in Arcata (Winkler is a lock), one seat in Blue Lake and the Mayor seat in Ferndale. 3 Democrats out of 18 local seats! The Republicans may have 9! With Green or NP's taking the other 7. There is also the chance that the HCDCC backed candidates will only have one victory.
The good side is Democrats could garner 15 of the seats if all goes well! It should be interesting day Tuesday!
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