Humboldt County Democrats want exclusive rights!
If you didn't read the article, Linda Atkins wrote a resolution asking for the resignation of associate members of the HCDCC who are endorsing candidates who are not Democrats? Linda, I sure could have used you in 2006! That's when all of this started and was the reason I joined.
As far as this article goes, Linda is within her rights to bring forward this resolution. And as far as Linda goes, she has been true to the party. But if she is going to call out others to the carpet for endorsing other party candidates, then she should point out the other members on the Committee, including the Chair, the Vice Chair, most all of the Executive Board and many sitting members who have done the same. Who did HCDCC members endorse in the past you might ask? Bonnie Neely when she was a conservative Republican supporting George Bush and writing glowing LTE's about Arnold Schwarzenegger when he was Governor. Green Party member Dave Merserve for Arcata City Council. Green Party member Kaitlin Sopoci Belknap for Water Board, Republican Carlos Quilez for Harbor Commissioner and DTS Clif Clendenen for 2nd District Supervisor. If I am missing any, please let me know.
Just for the record, my wife Robin did not endorse Rex. The campaign has been contacted to remove her. I was listed without confirmation, but I freely agreed after the fact. Cheryl was not a candidate when the endorsement was given. Rex has been a friend for nearly 40 years. Friendship trumps politics. Rex has done more for this community than anybody in Humboldt County. Period.
The hypocrisy is unbelievable, but Linda's actions could actually help if she adds those others to the list who have been guilty in the past and present. Call me Linda and I will supply all the names to add. First on the list should be Wes Chesbro and Mike Thompson and their endorsement of Republicans in the past running against Democrats and what about their endorsement of Clif Clendenen over a Democrat right now? Go get em all Linda!
I am a lifelong Union Working Class Moderate Democrat. Moderates are not welcomed to the HCDCC. This is a great example.
The Humboldt County Democratic Central Committee is broken. But it is not my fault. It has been for years now. I hope to help heal it this June election.
Please vote Marks, Bass, Brady and Ellsworth Working Class Moderate Democrats for HCDCC.