Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Clendenen press release re Miranda event
I've already reported on it, but here's the official campaign statement:Bill Thorington, campaign manager
February 12, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Clendenen meets the Public in Miranda
Humboldt County Second District supervisorial candidate Clif Clendenen met with nearly 40 citizens who attended one of his community meetings in Miranda this past Saturday. After addressing the group, Clendenen joined the audience in an informal discussion for nearly two hours about the issues and concerns most important to their community. Clendenen plans to continue meeting as many of the Second District residents as possible, by walking the neighborhoods in the larger towns and with more of these public gatherings. These well-attended public meetings provide a great opportunity for first-hand dialogue with the voters.
The Miranda meeting was one in an ongoing series of appearances in which Clendenen will hear the concerns of Second District residents and respond to their concerns directly. Additional public meetings and forums all around the Second District are set for the coming months leading up to the June 3 election. The next public meeting is scheduled in Weott on March 13 from 6-8 in the Weott Community Hall. Watch for local notices.
"It was a great success, and I was really impressed with the enthusiasm and energy of everyone who came out," Clendenen said. "I think it reflects the great degree of interest people have in this election, and the hope they have for the future. People are looking for responsive, hard-working representation at the county level, and there's no better way for them and me to have an active dialogue than face to face.
Clendenen, for the past 30 years the owner of his family business Clendenen's Cider Works, helped develop the Fortuna Apple Harvest Festival, is a past board member of the Fortuna Chamber of Commerce and is the founding president of the Fortuna Concert Series. He is also a past director of the Humboldt County Farm Bureau. Clendenen has been actively involved in Fortuna's General Plan Update, advocating for responsible growth that will preserve the city's small-town character and foster sound economic development and diversification.
Bill Thorington, Campaign Manager
Mary Anderson's article on the event is also up at the Redwood Times.
She will have a vote on what happens in ALL of Humboldt county, so even people of other districts should be interested in her, and her ideas. She is already well known, which works to her advantage. So far I like the fact that fairness is important in this race.
Was he banned from the proceedings? What are you trying to hide?
Super Tuesday was last freakin' week already and with Valentine's Day and Presidents weekend I guess it will be next week at the earliest before she unveils that long anticipated platform.
So, who would you say would has the advantage, the person that plays the first card or the person that trumps that card???
Be patient, by June we will all be complaining that all we hear is politics!
Timing is everything.
About 40 people, whom 15 or so you said were the same as at the last meeting. He needs to do better than that.
I think the Giuliani strategy might not work. I know it’s early still but waiting waiting waiting waiting might not be the best way to go. Having Estelle very up front and vocal and in every photo might be better than a stealth campaign. You know what I mean, jumping up in the background of photos, big ole smile waving enthusiastically (just kidding).
Estelle's campaign slogan:
I like that. Kind of catchy.
Catch me before I fall asleep.
He can beat Roger Rodoni. There are other reasons, but that's number one.
Not really. He filled the room. We didn't anticipate a much bigger turnout on a Saturday afternoon. He has been and will continue to hold a series of smaller meetings throughout the district. He drew a nice crowd in Fortuna tonight, and that was just for a working meeting.
That said, I kind of like her current platform of talking a lot behind the scenes but doing nothing that the public can discern or make sense of… she fits the mold of becoming another great Humboldt County politician.
Since the early nineties Fortuna has become a much more Republican town and Roger is really the first supe to ply the partisan approach to those folks. It will take a major combined effort to beat him.
Combined effort of whom?
I am indeed a Clendenen supporter, but I will post any announcement or statement sent to me by any candidate, sans commentary in the main post.
And where's Estelle? Fence-sitting on controversial issues until she knows which way the wind's blowing?
Without fielding someone with a substantial vision of social and economic change that benefits 2nd District citizens, Roger is going to walk away easily with another term of office.
Apparently you have no idea how profoundly you reveal your smug elitism. This is why "local Sohum activists" lose the elections every time.
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