Thursday Briefs: A look at the 5th Senate District Race and More

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A look at the 5th Senate District Race

From yesterday’s column, Davis Enterprise Columnist Bob Dunning appears to be calling the race for current Assemblywoman Lois Wolk.

Writes Dunning:

“SACRIFICIAL LAMB … wow, was that a scary headline or what? … you know, the front-page, above-the-fold, double-bold beauty that said “Republican gears up for Senate run,” and featured mug shots of the Republican, Greg Aghazarian, and a Democrat by the name of Lois Wolk … is this guy off his rocker or did he lose a bet and this is the way he has to pay it off? … if Lois wants this job, she’s a lock …”

Perhaps the “Wary One” has simply confused this with the 8th Assembly District that Assemblywoman Wolk currently holds which is indeed a safe Democratic seat. The 5th Senate District, if one might recall, is anything but a safe seat for Democrats.

In 2004, incumbent Senator Mike Machado had to stave off a furious challenge from Stockton Mayor Gary Podesto to eke out a narrow 52.2 to 47.8 win. A race that for most of the election was a complete toss-up and Machado was widely viewed as endangered. He managed to stave off the challenge by making the case that Podesto was too conservative for the district.

While it is true that the district has around a 12 percent registration advantage for Democrats, many of those are more conservative valley Democrats rather than the more liberal Democrats of Yolo County and particularly Davis. Though Wolk is not a typical Davis liberal, it might be easy to paint her as one to voters in the southern part of the district.

Greg Aghazarian is a sitting Assemblyman who will have the full backing from the State Republican Party because this is one of the few seats that are in play—especially with no incumbent in the race and possibly two legislators squaring off. This will be a hard fought battle for the Democrats to hold this seat.

However, before we get to November 2008, we might want to look at June of 2008. Because there is a formidable opponent awaiting Wolk for the Democratic Nomination. That is current UC Merced Vice-Chancellor John Garamendi, Jr. His father is currently the Lt. Governor of the State of California. Garamendi, Jr. has strong ties to Davis and Yolo County as well. His father represented the area when he was State Senator. And Garamendi, Jr. has resided in Davis himself.

Garamendi has let it be known that he will be a candidate and he will announce sometime early this summer. In the meantime, it appears that unions and other interests are quietly lining up behind him. Wolk has been scrambling for the last four months for endorsements.

This will be one of the toughest primary challenges we will see in the state and with a 25,000 vote registration advantage in the part of the district which Wolk does not represent, it is not clear that this is hers to win. She is certainly far from a lock. Stay tuned…

Update on the DHS Situation

In a letter dated May 1, 2007, Davis Senior High School Principal Michael Cawley informed parents that the teacher involved in the Malcolm X Poster incident has now taken a leave of absence. The teacher had previously with the backing of the DHS contingent of the DTA requested that the student be moved to another class. The district has apparently denied that request and now the teacher has refused to teach.

With the AP Calculus Exam pending, the school is making several tutoring sessions available to students during lunch and after school in an “effort to ensure students receive extra time and support necessary to be successful on their upcoming AP exams…”

This situation has still not been put to rest and I must now question the leadership of the Principal and Vice Principal who have apparently failed to bring the situation to a more amicable conclusion. It is my opinion that a good Principal could have stepped in long ago to allow both the teacher and student to return to class. At this point, we also have to question the judgment and maturity of the teacher. It was clear from the beginning that the situation was poorly handled by the teacher and administration; however, to allow this to continue is irresponsible. The school board and superintendent need to begin to quietly ask the tough questions as to why this has continued for as long as it has.

Good Quotes in Response to “Illegal Immigration Capture the Flag” Game

Davis Enterprise Reporter Claire St. John has written an excellent piece covering the ill-fated and ill-advised “Illegal Immigration Capture the Flag” Game by the Davis College Republicans on the UC Davis Campus.

There were two outstanding quotes, one by Babajide Olupona, a UC Davis student who went to Davis High School and served as youth commissioner to the HRC:

“The thing about it is, as a student out here, the idea of having this (game) on this particular day and during La Raza Cultural Days shows how narrow-minded these people are,” said fourth-year sociology and African American studies student Babajide Olupona. “I really thought this was a joke. I can’t believe this.”

And UC Davis Chancellor Larry Vanderhoef, himself a target for some of the May Day protests in Davis:

“I was very disappointed that a small group of our students yesterday attempted to play an ‘Illegal Immigrant Capture the Flag’ game,” Chancellor Larry Vanderhoef said in a statement e-mailed this morning. “In my view, it was clearly disrespectful and violated our Principles of Community.

You can read these Principles of Community here.

One that stands out in violation:

“We affirm the right of freedom of expression within our community and affirm our commitment to the highest standards of civility and decency towards all.”

Chancellor Vanderhoef is exactly right, the counter-protest did not adhere to those standards of civility and decency. This was clearly a case where a group of people were treated without dignity and civility and the Davis College Republicans not only deserve criticism, but as many pointed out, probably hurt their own cause by performing a game that would have been more likely to alienate and anger, than build bridges of understanding. Whose mind would they have changed by playing this game?

I believe deeply in the right to free speech and I wish they would have been allowed to play their game. But I also believe in the right to criticize and ridicule people’s choices for modes of expression. This one was not a good one and it deserved to be criticized. I hope that the organizers can learn from this experience, but from the quotes, it seems all they can see is that their rights to expression were violated rather than what they perhaps could have done differently next time to be a more effective voice for their own cause.

—Doug Paul Davis reporting

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164 thoughts on “Thursday Briefs: A look at the 5th Senate District Race and More”

  1. Rich Rifkin

    Perhaps the “Wary One” has simply confused this with the 8th Assembly District that Assemblywoman Wolk currently holds which is indeed a safe Democratic seat.

    David,

    Bob’s column is “The Wary I,” not “The Wary 1.”

    “Though Wolk is not a typical Davis liberal, it might be easy to paint as one to voters in the southern part of the district.”

    You’re completely wrong about that. Lois is precisely “a typical Davis liberal.” I can’t think of one issue that would distinguish her from typical Davis liberals. Now, she is not an extreme left-winger. She’s not a rigid ideologue. But you are completely mistaken to think she is anything but a liberal in the Davis tradition.

    “This will be a hard fought battle for the Democrats to hold this seat.”

    What will play a big factor in 2008 that was absent in 2006 is the presidential race. At the top of the ticket California is now safely Democratic. Almost no matter who the Republican candidate is, the GOP nominee will drag down the votes of those seeking lower offices. So while SD5 was very competitive in 2006, it will likely be less so in 2008.

    “Garamendi, Jr. has strong ties to Davis and Yolo County as well. His father represented the area when he was State Senator. And Garamendi, Jr. has resided in Davis himself.”

    Lois Wolk will win 90% of the Democratic primary vote in Davis. Because of Garamendi, Jr’s well known last name, it very well may be a competitive primary, as you say. But Lois doesn’t have to worry about beating Junior in Davis or Yolo County. Her problem may come in the southern half of the district.

  2. Rich Rifkin

    Perhaps the “Wary One” has simply confused this with the 8th Assembly District that Assemblywoman Wolk currently holds which is indeed a safe Democratic seat.

    David,

    Bob’s column is “The Wary I,” not “The Wary 1.”

    “Though Wolk is not a typical Davis liberal, it might be easy to paint as one to voters in the southern part of the district.”

    You’re completely wrong about that. Lois is precisely “a typical Davis liberal.” I can’t think of one issue that would distinguish her from typical Davis liberals. Now, she is not an extreme left-winger. She’s not a rigid ideologue. But you are completely mistaken to think she is anything but a liberal in the Davis tradition.

    “This will be a hard fought battle for the Democrats to hold this seat.”

    What will play a big factor in 2008 that was absent in 2006 is the presidential race. At the top of the ticket California is now safely Democratic. Almost no matter who the Republican candidate is, the GOP nominee will drag down the votes of those seeking lower offices. So while SD5 was very competitive in 2006, it will likely be less so in 2008.

    “Garamendi, Jr. has strong ties to Davis and Yolo County as well. His father represented the area when he was State Senator. And Garamendi, Jr. has resided in Davis himself.”

    Lois Wolk will win 90% of the Democratic primary vote in Davis. Because of Garamendi, Jr’s well known last name, it very well may be a competitive primary, as you say. But Lois doesn’t have to worry about beating Junior in Davis or Yolo County. Her problem may come in the southern half of the district.

  3. Rich Rifkin

    Perhaps the “Wary One” has simply confused this with the 8th Assembly District that Assemblywoman Wolk currently holds which is indeed a safe Democratic seat.

    David,

    Bob’s column is “The Wary I,” not “The Wary 1.”

    “Though Wolk is not a typical Davis liberal, it might be easy to paint as one to voters in the southern part of the district.”

    You’re completely wrong about that. Lois is precisely “a typical Davis liberal.” I can’t think of one issue that would distinguish her from typical Davis liberals. Now, she is not an extreme left-winger. She’s not a rigid ideologue. But you are completely mistaken to think she is anything but a liberal in the Davis tradition.

    “This will be a hard fought battle for the Democrats to hold this seat.”

    What will play a big factor in 2008 that was absent in 2006 is the presidential race. At the top of the ticket California is now safely Democratic. Almost no matter who the Republican candidate is, the GOP nominee will drag down the votes of those seeking lower offices. So while SD5 was very competitive in 2006, it will likely be less so in 2008.

    “Garamendi, Jr. has strong ties to Davis and Yolo County as well. His father represented the area when he was State Senator. And Garamendi, Jr. has resided in Davis himself.”

    Lois Wolk will win 90% of the Democratic primary vote in Davis. Because of Garamendi, Jr’s well known last name, it very well may be a competitive primary, as you say. But Lois doesn’t have to worry about beating Junior in Davis or Yolo County. Her problem may come in the southern half of the district.

  4. Rich Rifkin

    Perhaps the “Wary One” has simply confused this with the 8th Assembly District that Assemblywoman Wolk currently holds which is indeed a safe Democratic seat.

    David,

    Bob’s column is “The Wary I,” not “The Wary 1.”

    “Though Wolk is not a typical Davis liberal, it might be easy to paint as one to voters in the southern part of the district.”

    You’re completely wrong about that. Lois is precisely “a typical Davis liberal.” I can’t think of one issue that would distinguish her from typical Davis liberals. Now, she is not an extreme left-winger. She’s not a rigid ideologue. But you are completely mistaken to think she is anything but a liberal in the Davis tradition.

    “This will be a hard fought battle for the Democrats to hold this seat.”

    What will play a big factor in 2008 that was absent in 2006 is the presidential race. At the top of the ticket California is now safely Democratic. Almost no matter who the Republican candidate is, the GOP nominee will drag down the votes of those seeking lower offices. So while SD5 was very competitive in 2006, it will likely be less so in 2008.

    “Garamendi, Jr. has strong ties to Davis and Yolo County as well. His father represented the area when he was State Senator. And Garamendi, Jr. has resided in Davis himself.”

    Lois Wolk will win 90% of the Democratic primary vote in Davis. Because of Garamendi, Jr’s well known last name, it very well may be a competitive primary, as you say. But Lois doesn’t have to worry about beating Junior in Davis or Yolo County. Her problem may come in the southern half of the district.

  5. Doug Paul Davis

    “Bob’s column is “The Wary I,” not “The Wary 1.””

    Put that in there just for you…

    “Lois Wolk will win 90% of the Democratic primary vote in Davis.”

    I’ll put a wager on that one. She won’t come close to 90 percent of the Democratic primary vote in Davis.

  6. Doug Paul Davis

    “Bob’s column is “The Wary I,” not “The Wary 1.””

    Put that in there just for you…

    “Lois Wolk will win 90% of the Democratic primary vote in Davis.”

    I’ll put a wager on that one. She won’t come close to 90 percent of the Democratic primary vote in Davis.

  7. Doug Paul Davis

    “Bob’s column is “The Wary I,” not “The Wary 1.””

    Put that in there just for you…

    “Lois Wolk will win 90% of the Democratic primary vote in Davis.”

    I’ll put a wager on that one. She won’t come close to 90 percent of the Democratic primary vote in Davis.

  8. Doug Paul Davis

    “Bob’s column is “The Wary I,” not “The Wary 1.””

    Put that in there just for you…

    “Lois Wolk will win 90% of the Democratic primary vote in Davis.”

    I’ll put a wager on that one. She won’t come close to 90 percent of the Democratic primary vote in Davis.

  9. Anonymous

    Davis voters NEVER FORGET. Lois Wolk deceived the Davis voters with her public mayoral declarations at the tail-end of the referendum on the Wildhorse Development agreement. Her public pique when her Richard’s Underpass project was defeated by the voters also did not endear her to the voters of Davis; writing a Letter to the Editor referring to the Davis voters who rejected the Underpass as “hysterical”. I’ll take a piece of this “action” against 90% primary support for Wolk in Davis.

  10. Anonymous

    Davis voters NEVER FORGET. Lois Wolk deceived the Davis voters with her public mayoral declarations at the tail-end of the referendum on the Wildhorse Development agreement. Her public pique when her Richard’s Underpass project was defeated by the voters also did not endear her to the voters of Davis; writing a Letter to the Editor referring to the Davis voters who rejected the Underpass as “hysterical”. I’ll take a piece of this “action” against 90% primary support for Wolk in Davis.

  11. Anonymous

    Davis voters NEVER FORGET. Lois Wolk deceived the Davis voters with her public mayoral declarations at the tail-end of the referendum on the Wildhorse Development agreement. Her public pique when her Richard’s Underpass project was defeated by the voters also did not endear her to the voters of Davis; writing a Letter to the Editor referring to the Davis voters who rejected the Underpass as “hysterical”. I’ll take a piece of this “action” against 90% primary support for Wolk in Davis.

  12. Anonymous

    Davis voters NEVER FORGET. Lois Wolk deceived the Davis voters with her public mayoral declarations at the tail-end of the referendum on the Wildhorse Development agreement. Her public pique when her Richard’s Underpass project was defeated by the voters also did not endear her to the voters of Davis; writing a Letter to the Editor referring to the Davis voters who rejected the Underpass as “hysterical”. I’ll take a piece of this “action” against 90% primary support for Wolk in Davis.

  13. Doug Paul Davis

    Correction from my initial post that I have removed:

    In case people are interested in 2002, Wolk ran in a contested primary against Cabaldon from West Sacramento and Steve Hardy from Vacaville. In the city of Davis she won 63.8 percent of the vote.

  14. Doug Paul Davis

    Correction from my initial post that I have removed:

    In case people are interested in 2002, Wolk ran in a contested primary against Cabaldon from West Sacramento and Steve Hardy from Vacaville. In the city of Davis she won 63.8 percent of the vote.

  15. Doug Paul Davis

    Correction from my initial post that I have removed:

    In case people are interested in 2002, Wolk ran in a contested primary against Cabaldon from West Sacramento and Steve Hardy from Vacaville. In the city of Davis she won 63.8 percent of the vote.

  16. Doug Paul Davis

    Correction from my initial post that I have removed:

    In case people are interested in 2002, Wolk ran in a contested primary against Cabaldon from West Sacramento and Steve Hardy from Vacaville. In the city of Davis she won 63.8 percent of the vote.

  17. Anonymous

    You’re completely wrong about that. Lois is precisely “a typical Davis liberal.” I can’t think of one issue that would distinguish her from typical Davis liberals.

    Wolk is a Developer Democrat. Many “typical Davis liberals” are profound slow-growth advocates. Big difference.

    Wolk by 90% in Davis? I think not.

  18. Anonymous

    You’re completely wrong about that. Lois is precisely “a typical Davis liberal.” I can’t think of one issue that would distinguish her from typical Davis liberals.

    Wolk is a Developer Democrat. Many “typical Davis liberals” are profound slow-growth advocates. Big difference.

    Wolk by 90% in Davis? I think not.

  19. Anonymous

    You’re completely wrong about that. Lois is precisely “a typical Davis liberal.” I can’t think of one issue that would distinguish her from typical Davis liberals.

    Wolk is a Developer Democrat. Many “typical Davis liberals” are profound slow-growth advocates. Big difference.

    Wolk by 90% in Davis? I think not.

  20. Anonymous

    You’re completely wrong about that. Lois is precisely “a typical Davis liberal.” I can’t think of one issue that would distinguish her from typical Davis liberals.

    Wolk is a Developer Democrat. Many “typical Davis liberals” are profound slow-growth advocates. Big difference.

    Wolk by 90% in Davis? I think not.

  21. Lynn C.

    I will absolutely be voting for John Jr. I couldn’t agree with “Anonymous #2” more; Wolk works for developers. Period. After her (back) track record over the past few years, I plan on helping in any way possible for her to go down. Don’t even get me started on Saylor.

  22. Lynn C.

    I will absolutely be voting for John Jr. I couldn’t agree with “Anonymous #2” more; Wolk works for developers. Period. After her (back) track record over the past few years, I plan on helping in any way possible for her to go down. Don’t even get me started on Saylor.

  23. Lynn C.

    I will absolutely be voting for John Jr. I couldn’t agree with “Anonymous #2” more; Wolk works for developers. Period. After her (back) track record over the past few years, I plan on helping in any way possible for her to go down. Don’t even get me started on Saylor.

  24. Lynn C.

    I will absolutely be voting for John Jr. I couldn’t agree with “Anonymous #2” more; Wolk works for developers. Period. After her (back) track record over the past few years, I plan on helping in any way possible for her to go down. Don’t even get me started on Saylor.

  25. davisdem

    Response to Lynn C:
    John Jr. works for developers too….have you ever heard of UC Merced??? period.
    its one of the biggest developments the Central Valley has ever seen…it puts Covell Village to shame. look at all of the vernal pools that were destroyed. but i guess that doesn’t matter to you?

  26. davisdem

    Response to Lynn C:
    John Jr. works for developers too….have you ever heard of UC Merced??? period.
    its one of the biggest developments the Central Valley has ever seen…it puts Covell Village to shame. look at all of the vernal pools that were destroyed. but i guess that doesn’t matter to you?

  27. davisdem

    Response to Lynn C:
    John Jr. works for developers too….have you ever heard of UC Merced??? period.
    its one of the biggest developments the Central Valley has ever seen…it puts Covell Village to shame. look at all of the vernal pools that were destroyed. but i guess that doesn’t matter to you?

  28. davisdem

    Response to Lynn C:
    John Jr. works for developers too….have you ever heard of UC Merced??? period.
    its one of the biggest developments the Central Valley has ever seen…it puts Covell Village to shame. look at all of the vernal pools that were destroyed. but i guess that doesn’t matter to you?

  29. Anonymous

    davisdem –

    UC Merced is a University. Big difference from John Jr. working for and supporting a UC School (higher education) and Wolk who is a Developer Democrat simply supporting big development. BIG difference. It’s time for a change and John Jr.’s the man to bring it on.

    He has my vote for the Senate!

  30. Anonymous

    davisdem –

    UC Merced is a University. Big difference from John Jr. working for and supporting a UC School (higher education) and Wolk who is a Developer Democrat simply supporting big development. BIG difference. It’s time for a change and John Jr.’s the man to bring it on.

    He has my vote for the Senate!

  31. Anonymous

    davisdem –

    UC Merced is a University. Big difference from John Jr. working for and supporting a UC School (higher education) and Wolk who is a Developer Democrat simply supporting big development. BIG difference. It’s time for a change and John Jr.’s the man to bring it on.

    He has my vote for the Senate!

  32. Anonymous

    davisdem –

    UC Merced is a University. Big difference from John Jr. working for and supporting a UC School (higher education) and Wolk who is a Developer Democrat simply supporting big development. BIG difference. It’s time for a change and John Jr.’s the man to bring it on.

    He has my vote for the Senate!

  33. Anonymous

    The primary will be a battle for both John and Lois. John’s brief stint in Mace Ranch is remembered by some, but not by most. What folks will recall is the name and despite Big John’s various misguided runs for Governor, the name is worth millions in CA politics. John Jr. will also benefit from the quiet (at this time) encouragement he’s getting from current Sen. Mike Machado and the San Joaquin County developers who have funded his campaigns for years. Lois has been working hard on a variety of important issues in the Capitol for the last several years and has a number of chits to call in … whether they’re enough to tip the scales for her candidacy south of Sacramento remains to be seen. Hilary at the top of the ticket would be an added plus for a Wolk candidacy. As for Greg Aghazarian? He’s not going to be a sacrificial lamb, that’s for sure. He’ll be well funded by the GOP and he has the kind of hard-line conservative voting record that’ll play well with many in the 5th SD. It should be a great race for political junkies.

  34. Anonymous

    The primary will be a battle for both John and Lois. John’s brief stint in Mace Ranch is remembered by some, but not by most. What folks will recall is the name and despite Big John’s various misguided runs for Governor, the name is worth millions in CA politics. John Jr. will also benefit from the quiet (at this time) encouragement he’s getting from current Sen. Mike Machado and the San Joaquin County developers who have funded his campaigns for years. Lois has been working hard on a variety of important issues in the Capitol for the last several years and has a number of chits to call in … whether they’re enough to tip the scales for her candidacy south of Sacramento remains to be seen. Hilary at the top of the ticket would be an added plus for a Wolk candidacy. As for Greg Aghazarian? He’s not going to be a sacrificial lamb, that’s for sure. He’ll be well funded by the GOP and he has the kind of hard-line conservative voting record that’ll play well with many in the 5th SD. It should be a great race for political junkies.

  35. Anonymous

    The primary will be a battle for both John and Lois. John’s brief stint in Mace Ranch is remembered by some, but not by most. What folks will recall is the name and despite Big John’s various misguided runs for Governor, the name is worth millions in CA politics. John Jr. will also benefit from the quiet (at this time) encouragement he’s getting from current Sen. Mike Machado and the San Joaquin County developers who have funded his campaigns for years. Lois has been working hard on a variety of important issues in the Capitol for the last several years and has a number of chits to call in … whether they’re enough to tip the scales for her candidacy south of Sacramento remains to be seen. Hilary at the top of the ticket would be an added plus for a Wolk candidacy. As for Greg Aghazarian? He’s not going to be a sacrificial lamb, that’s for sure. He’ll be well funded by the GOP and he has the kind of hard-line conservative voting record that’ll play well with many in the 5th SD. It should be a great race for political junkies.

  36. Anonymous

    The primary will be a battle for both John and Lois. John’s brief stint in Mace Ranch is remembered by some, but not by most. What folks will recall is the name and despite Big John’s various misguided runs for Governor, the name is worth millions in CA politics. John Jr. will also benefit from the quiet (at this time) encouragement he’s getting from current Sen. Mike Machado and the San Joaquin County developers who have funded his campaigns for years. Lois has been working hard on a variety of important issues in the Capitol for the last several years and has a number of chits to call in … whether they’re enough to tip the scales for her candidacy south of Sacramento remains to be seen. Hilary at the top of the ticket would be an added plus for a Wolk candidacy. As for Greg Aghazarian? He’s not going to be a sacrificial lamb, that’s for sure. He’ll be well funded by the GOP and he has the kind of hard-line conservative voting record that’ll play well with many in the 5th SD. It should be a great race for political junkies.

  37. Rich Rifkin

    “Wolk is a Developer Democrat. Many “typical Davis liberals” are profound slow-growth advocates. Big difference.”

    Slow growth or no growth?

    Wolk has repeatedly been elected, overwhelmingly in many cases, by the Davis voters. Sure, there are a few on the far left who dislike her on some issues. However, I maintain that in the main she is well liked by most in Davis, including most liberals, even if not most leftists.

    “In case people are interested in 2002, Wolk ran in a contested primary against Cabaldon from West Sacramento and Steve Hardy from Vacaville. In the city of Davis she won 63.8 percent of the vote.”

    I really don’t know much about Steve Hardy’s views or record, other than Gov. Schwarzenegger just appointed him to the ABC Board. (It was ABC, right?) However, I can’t imagine that the far left would prefer Cabaldon over Wolk. On most issues, each is quite liberal. However, if anyone in Yolo County fits the bill of “a developer Democrat,” it would be the mayor of Sacramento, not Lois.

    And for what it’s worth, I just looked at the county elections page and discovered that Wolk’s percentage in the 2002 primary was slightly worse in Davis precincts than you report above:

    Wolk: 63.61%
    Cabaldon: 28.57%
    Hardy: 7.82%

    Wolk and Cabaldon, who is to her right, won 92.18% combined.

    I don’t know of any issues where Garamendi is on Wolk’s left: perhaps someone can enlighten me.

  38. Rich Rifkin

    “Wolk is a Developer Democrat. Many “typical Davis liberals” are profound slow-growth advocates. Big difference.”

    Slow growth or no growth?

    Wolk has repeatedly been elected, overwhelmingly in many cases, by the Davis voters. Sure, there are a few on the far left who dislike her on some issues. However, I maintain that in the main she is well liked by most in Davis, including most liberals, even if not most leftists.

    “In case people are interested in 2002, Wolk ran in a contested primary against Cabaldon from West Sacramento and Steve Hardy from Vacaville. In the city of Davis she won 63.8 percent of the vote.”

    I really don’t know much about Steve Hardy’s views or record, other than Gov. Schwarzenegger just appointed him to the ABC Board. (It was ABC, right?) However, I can’t imagine that the far left would prefer Cabaldon over Wolk. On most issues, each is quite liberal. However, if anyone in Yolo County fits the bill of “a developer Democrat,” it would be the mayor of Sacramento, not Lois.

    And for what it’s worth, I just looked at the county elections page and discovered that Wolk’s percentage in the 2002 primary was slightly worse in Davis precincts than you report above:

    Wolk: 63.61%
    Cabaldon: 28.57%
    Hardy: 7.82%

    Wolk and Cabaldon, who is to her right, won 92.18% combined.

    I don’t know of any issues where Garamendi is on Wolk’s left: perhaps someone can enlighten me.

  39. Rich Rifkin

    “Wolk is a Developer Democrat. Many “typical Davis liberals” are profound slow-growth advocates. Big difference.”

    Slow growth or no growth?

    Wolk has repeatedly been elected, overwhelmingly in many cases, by the Davis voters. Sure, there are a few on the far left who dislike her on some issues. However, I maintain that in the main she is well liked by most in Davis, including most liberals, even if not most leftists.

    “In case people are interested in 2002, Wolk ran in a contested primary against Cabaldon from West Sacramento and Steve Hardy from Vacaville. In the city of Davis she won 63.8 percent of the vote.”

    I really don’t know much about Steve Hardy’s views or record, other than Gov. Schwarzenegger just appointed him to the ABC Board. (It was ABC, right?) However, I can’t imagine that the far left would prefer Cabaldon over Wolk. On most issues, each is quite liberal. However, if anyone in Yolo County fits the bill of “a developer Democrat,” it would be the mayor of Sacramento, not Lois.

    And for what it’s worth, I just looked at the county elections page and discovered that Wolk’s percentage in the 2002 primary was slightly worse in Davis precincts than you report above:

    Wolk: 63.61%
    Cabaldon: 28.57%
    Hardy: 7.82%

    Wolk and Cabaldon, who is to her right, won 92.18% combined.

    I don’t know of any issues where Garamendi is on Wolk’s left: perhaps someone can enlighten me.

  40. Rich Rifkin

    “Wolk is a Developer Democrat. Many “typical Davis liberals” are profound slow-growth advocates. Big difference.”

    Slow growth or no growth?

    Wolk has repeatedly been elected, overwhelmingly in many cases, by the Davis voters. Sure, there are a few on the far left who dislike her on some issues. However, I maintain that in the main she is well liked by most in Davis, including most liberals, even if not most leftists.

    “In case people are interested in 2002, Wolk ran in a contested primary against Cabaldon from West Sacramento and Steve Hardy from Vacaville. In the city of Davis she won 63.8 percent of the vote.”

    I really don’t know much about Steve Hardy’s views or record, other than Gov. Schwarzenegger just appointed him to the ABC Board. (It was ABC, right?) However, I can’t imagine that the far left would prefer Cabaldon over Wolk. On most issues, each is quite liberal. However, if anyone in Yolo County fits the bill of “a developer Democrat,” it would be the mayor of Sacramento, not Lois.

    And for what it’s worth, I just looked at the county elections page and discovered that Wolk’s percentage in the 2002 primary was slightly worse in Davis precincts than you report above:

    Wolk: 63.61%
    Cabaldon: 28.57%
    Hardy: 7.82%

    Wolk and Cabaldon, who is to her right, won 92.18% combined.

    I don’t know of any issues where Garamendi is on Wolk’s left: perhaps someone can enlighten me.

  41. Rich Rifkin

    Correction:

    “However, if anyone in Yolo County fits the bill of “a developer Democrat,” it would be the mayor of ***West Sacramento, not Lois.”

  42. Rich Rifkin

    Correction:

    “However, if anyone in Yolo County fits the bill of “a developer Democrat,” it would be the mayor of ***West Sacramento, not Lois.”

  43. Rich Rifkin

    Correction:

    “However, if anyone in Yolo County fits the bill of “a developer Democrat,” it would be the mayor of ***West Sacramento, not Lois.”

  44. Rich Rifkin

    Correction:

    “However, if anyone in Yolo County fits the bill of “a developer Democrat,” it would be the mayor of ***West Sacramento, not Lois.”

  45. Vincente

    Garamendi has much stronger labor ties and opposed Target in Davis.

    Also the question is: who has Wolk defeated in Davis? In 2002 it was essentially Wolk or Cabaldon? Has she ever faced someone with the caliber, money, and name recognition of Garamendi. I could buy 60%, but 90% when 40% of the Davis City Council is going to endorse Garamendi is absurd.

  46. Vincente

    Garamendi has much stronger labor ties and opposed Target in Davis.

    Also the question is: who has Wolk defeated in Davis? In 2002 it was essentially Wolk or Cabaldon? Has she ever faced someone with the caliber, money, and name recognition of Garamendi. I could buy 60%, but 90% when 40% of the Davis City Council is going to endorse Garamendi is absurd.

  47. Vincente

    Garamendi has much stronger labor ties and opposed Target in Davis.

    Also the question is: who has Wolk defeated in Davis? In 2002 it was essentially Wolk or Cabaldon? Has she ever faced someone with the caliber, money, and name recognition of Garamendi. I could buy 60%, but 90% when 40% of the Davis City Council is going to endorse Garamendi is absurd.

  48. Vincente

    Garamendi has much stronger labor ties and opposed Target in Davis.

    Also the question is: who has Wolk defeated in Davis? In 2002 it was essentially Wolk or Cabaldon? Has she ever faced someone with the caliber, money, and name recognition of Garamendi. I could buy 60%, but 90% when 40% of the Davis City Council is going to endorse Garamendi is absurd.

  49. Anonymous

    Dunning & Rifkin are completely off base regarding their predictions of Lois Wolk’s victory for the state senate and margin of victory in Davis. It is more likely that Lois Wolk and John Garamendi Jr. will split the Democratic vote in Davis and it is very likely that Garamendi can give Lois the challenge of her life. Wolk has alienated many traditional Democratic voters by pandering to developer and big dollar politics and supporting directly and indirectly Republicans for political office when it suits her.

    Yes, she defeated handily Cabaldon and Hardy in the 2002 Democratic primary election in Davis, but both were seen as developer politicians too. She has benefited over the past elections since by facing no Democratic opposition and only trivial Republican opposition.

    There is a reservoir of anger at Lois Wolk which surfaced in 1998 during her bid for supervisor. At the time, she was the sitting mayor of Davis and nearly lost that race to Mary Jo Bryan a community activist who did not wage an aggressive campaign. Had the incumbent supervisor Freddie Oakley run, she most likely would have defeated Wolk.

    Since being elected to the assembly Wolk has supported the doomed Covell Village and other massive developer driven projects. She does not have a lock on Davis or Yolo County.

  50. Anonymous

    Dunning & Rifkin are completely off base regarding their predictions of Lois Wolk’s victory for the state senate and margin of victory in Davis. It is more likely that Lois Wolk and John Garamendi Jr. will split the Democratic vote in Davis and it is very likely that Garamendi can give Lois the challenge of her life. Wolk has alienated many traditional Democratic voters by pandering to developer and big dollar politics and supporting directly and indirectly Republicans for political office when it suits her.

    Yes, she defeated handily Cabaldon and Hardy in the 2002 Democratic primary election in Davis, but both were seen as developer politicians too. She has benefited over the past elections since by facing no Democratic opposition and only trivial Republican opposition.

    There is a reservoir of anger at Lois Wolk which surfaced in 1998 during her bid for supervisor. At the time, she was the sitting mayor of Davis and nearly lost that race to Mary Jo Bryan a community activist who did not wage an aggressive campaign. Had the incumbent supervisor Freddie Oakley run, she most likely would have defeated Wolk.

    Since being elected to the assembly Wolk has supported the doomed Covell Village and other massive developer driven projects. She does not have a lock on Davis or Yolo County.

  51. Anonymous

    Dunning & Rifkin are completely off base regarding their predictions of Lois Wolk’s victory for the state senate and margin of victory in Davis. It is more likely that Lois Wolk and John Garamendi Jr. will split the Democratic vote in Davis and it is very likely that Garamendi can give Lois the challenge of her life. Wolk has alienated many traditional Democratic voters by pandering to developer and big dollar politics and supporting directly and indirectly Republicans for political office when it suits her.

    Yes, she defeated handily Cabaldon and Hardy in the 2002 Democratic primary election in Davis, but both were seen as developer politicians too. She has benefited over the past elections since by facing no Democratic opposition and only trivial Republican opposition.

    There is a reservoir of anger at Lois Wolk which surfaced in 1998 during her bid for supervisor. At the time, she was the sitting mayor of Davis and nearly lost that race to Mary Jo Bryan a community activist who did not wage an aggressive campaign. Had the incumbent supervisor Freddie Oakley run, she most likely would have defeated Wolk.

    Since being elected to the assembly Wolk has supported the doomed Covell Village and other massive developer driven projects. She does not have a lock on Davis or Yolo County.

  52. Anonymous

    Dunning & Rifkin are completely off base regarding their predictions of Lois Wolk’s victory for the state senate and margin of victory in Davis. It is more likely that Lois Wolk and John Garamendi Jr. will split the Democratic vote in Davis and it is very likely that Garamendi can give Lois the challenge of her life. Wolk has alienated many traditional Democratic voters by pandering to developer and big dollar politics and supporting directly and indirectly Republicans for political office when it suits her.

    Yes, she defeated handily Cabaldon and Hardy in the 2002 Democratic primary election in Davis, but both were seen as developer politicians too. She has benefited over the past elections since by facing no Democratic opposition and only trivial Republican opposition.

    There is a reservoir of anger at Lois Wolk which surfaced in 1998 during her bid for supervisor. At the time, she was the sitting mayor of Davis and nearly lost that race to Mary Jo Bryan a community activist who did not wage an aggressive campaign. Had the incumbent supervisor Freddie Oakley run, she most likely would have defeated Wolk.

    Since being elected to the assembly Wolk has supported the doomed Covell Village and other massive developer driven projects. She does not have a lock on Davis or Yolo County.

  53. Anonymous

    We have seen too often Davis council candidates mouthing campaign “slow growth” platitudes only to promote Developer interests, when elected to our Council, to further their political ambitions. This strategy can be defeated if the Davis voter makes them pay the ultimate political price when they run for higher office. This is reason enough to withhold my vote for former Davis mayor Lois Wolk.

  54. Anonymous

    We have seen too often Davis council candidates mouthing campaign “slow growth” platitudes only to promote Developer interests, when elected to our Council, to further their political ambitions. This strategy can be defeated if the Davis voter makes them pay the ultimate political price when they run for higher office. This is reason enough to withhold my vote for former Davis mayor Lois Wolk.

  55. Anonymous

    We have seen too often Davis council candidates mouthing campaign “slow growth” platitudes only to promote Developer interests, when elected to our Council, to further their political ambitions. This strategy can be defeated if the Davis voter makes them pay the ultimate political price when they run for higher office. This is reason enough to withhold my vote for former Davis mayor Lois Wolk.

  56. Anonymous

    We have seen too often Davis council candidates mouthing campaign “slow growth” platitudes only to promote Developer interests, when elected to our Council, to further their political ambitions. This strategy can be defeated if the Davis voter makes them pay the ultimate political price when they run for higher office. This is reason enough to withhold my vote for former Davis mayor Lois Wolk.

  57. 無名 - wu ming

    i tend to agree with dunning here, garamendi jr. will have a tough time beating lois in the primary, and aghazarian will get beat by a far greater margin than machado beat podesto no matter which democrat is the candidate in the general. aghazarian’s pretty conservative, and the san joaquin half of the district is trending democratic. the yolo-solano half gives the democrat in the race a huge advantage, especially against a right winger like aghazarian.

    i do find it amusing that people will immediately pledge support to garamendi jr. without any idea of his positions, on the assumption that he’d be better than (ie, left of) lois. i suspect that he’d run to the right of her on most if not all issues, although we’ll have to wait until he starts to campaign. lois’ flood of bills recently blocking development in the floodplain and dealing with other water issues are a good move to get visibility down in the delta; whether that would blunt garamendi’s family reputation down there is anyone’s guess.

    i’ll bet lois gets more than 60% of davis this time around. she has done a good job in the assembly so far, is well known and generally well liked in town (this site notwithstanding), and has much more name recognition and reputation in yolo-solano than garamendi jr. i also suspect she’s going to be on the “left” of the developer issue in the primary, but we’ll have to wait to see on that.

  58. 無名 - wu ming

    i tend to agree with dunning here, garamendi jr. will have a tough time beating lois in the primary, and aghazarian will get beat by a far greater margin than machado beat podesto no matter which democrat is the candidate in the general. aghazarian’s pretty conservative, and the san joaquin half of the district is trending democratic. the yolo-solano half gives the democrat in the race a huge advantage, especially against a right winger like aghazarian.

    i do find it amusing that people will immediately pledge support to garamendi jr. without any idea of his positions, on the assumption that he’d be better than (ie, left of) lois. i suspect that he’d run to the right of her on most if not all issues, although we’ll have to wait until he starts to campaign. lois’ flood of bills recently blocking development in the floodplain and dealing with other water issues are a good move to get visibility down in the delta; whether that would blunt garamendi’s family reputation down there is anyone’s guess.

    i’ll bet lois gets more than 60% of davis this time around. she has done a good job in the assembly so far, is well known and generally well liked in town (this site notwithstanding), and has much more name recognition and reputation in yolo-solano than garamendi jr. i also suspect she’s going to be on the “left” of the developer issue in the primary, but we’ll have to wait to see on that.

  59. 無名 - wu ming

    i tend to agree with dunning here, garamendi jr. will have a tough time beating lois in the primary, and aghazarian will get beat by a far greater margin than machado beat podesto no matter which democrat is the candidate in the general. aghazarian’s pretty conservative, and the san joaquin half of the district is trending democratic. the yolo-solano half gives the democrat in the race a huge advantage, especially against a right winger like aghazarian.

    i do find it amusing that people will immediately pledge support to garamendi jr. without any idea of his positions, on the assumption that he’d be better than (ie, left of) lois. i suspect that he’d run to the right of her on most if not all issues, although we’ll have to wait until he starts to campaign. lois’ flood of bills recently blocking development in the floodplain and dealing with other water issues are a good move to get visibility down in the delta; whether that would blunt garamendi’s family reputation down there is anyone’s guess.

    i’ll bet lois gets more than 60% of davis this time around. she has done a good job in the assembly so far, is well known and generally well liked in town (this site notwithstanding), and has much more name recognition and reputation in yolo-solano than garamendi jr. i also suspect she’s going to be on the “left” of the developer issue in the primary, but we’ll have to wait to see on that.

  60. 無名 - wu ming

    i tend to agree with dunning here, garamendi jr. will have a tough time beating lois in the primary, and aghazarian will get beat by a far greater margin than machado beat podesto no matter which democrat is the candidate in the general. aghazarian’s pretty conservative, and the san joaquin half of the district is trending democratic. the yolo-solano half gives the democrat in the race a huge advantage, especially against a right winger like aghazarian.

    i do find it amusing that people will immediately pledge support to garamendi jr. without any idea of his positions, on the assumption that he’d be better than (ie, left of) lois. i suspect that he’d run to the right of her on most if not all issues, although we’ll have to wait until he starts to campaign. lois’ flood of bills recently blocking development in the floodplain and dealing with other water issues are a good move to get visibility down in the delta; whether that would blunt garamendi’s family reputation down there is anyone’s guess.

    i’ll bet lois gets more than 60% of davis this time around. she has done a good job in the assembly so far, is well known and generally well liked in town (this site notwithstanding), and has much more name recognition and reputation in yolo-solano than garamendi jr. i also suspect she’s going to be on the “left” of the developer issue in the primary, but we’ll have to wait to see on that.

  61. Richard

    One of Lois’ strengths is constituent service. That counts for a lot in politics, a lot more than people realize, especially in these kinds of races. She has to be considered the favorite, even if it is not quite so clear cut as described by Rifkin and Dunning.

    –Richard Estes

  62. Richard

    One of Lois’ strengths is constituent service. That counts for a lot in politics, a lot more than people realize, especially in these kinds of races. She has to be considered the favorite, even if it is not quite so clear cut as described by Rifkin and Dunning.

    –Richard Estes

  63. Richard

    One of Lois’ strengths is constituent service. That counts for a lot in politics, a lot more than people realize, especially in these kinds of races. She has to be considered the favorite, even if it is not quite so clear cut as described by Rifkin and Dunning.

    –Richard Estes

  64. Richard

    One of Lois’ strengths is constituent service. That counts for a lot in politics, a lot more than people realize, especially in these kinds of races. She has to be considered the favorite, even if it is not quite so clear cut as described by Rifkin and Dunning.

    –Richard Estes

  65. Anonymous

    Just a little tid bit (below)about Junior. Not to mention his background as a Peace Corp volunteer, his involvement with land use issues, farming issues, transportation, and civil rights. It’s time for new leadership instead of the same ol’ status quo. His fresh new ideas, leadership, and energy that he brings to our Senate District will benefit us all.

    Some background:

    John Garamendi, Jr.
    Vice Chancellor
    University Relations
    University of California, Merced

    John Garamendi Jr. received his B.A. from the University of California Berkeley and his M.B.A. from California State University, Hayward. He has also been a Fulbright Scholar in Montevideo, Uruguay where he studied philanthropy.

    Garamendi’s background includes a highly successful track record in fund raising from his years working at UC Berkeley, UC Davis and the UC Office of the President. As a development professional, Garamendi has been part of several prominent fund-raising campaigns, including UC Berkeley’s $1.1 billion Campaign for the New Century, UC Davis’ $60 million Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Campaign, and the planning for UC Berkeley’s Campaign for Memorial Stadium.

    The Vice Chancellor is the chief advancement officer for the UC Merced campus with responsibility for the areas of development, university relations, governmental relations, communications, the UC Merced Foundation and its Board of Trustees, alumni affairs, and special events and protocol.

    An Eagle Scout, former Army Reserve Officer and Peace Corps volunteer, Garamendi was raised in the California Delta community of Walnut Grove.

    Wolk has had my vote in the past, but this time Garamendi Jr. has my vote.

  66. Anonymous

    Just a little tid bit (below)about Junior. Not to mention his background as a Peace Corp volunteer, his involvement with land use issues, farming issues, transportation, and civil rights. It’s time for new leadership instead of the same ol’ status quo. His fresh new ideas, leadership, and energy that he brings to our Senate District will benefit us all.

    Some background:

    John Garamendi, Jr.
    Vice Chancellor
    University Relations
    University of California, Merced

    John Garamendi Jr. received his B.A. from the University of California Berkeley and his M.B.A. from California State University, Hayward. He has also been a Fulbright Scholar in Montevideo, Uruguay where he studied philanthropy.

    Garamendi’s background includes a highly successful track record in fund raising from his years working at UC Berkeley, UC Davis and the UC Office of the President. As a development professional, Garamendi has been part of several prominent fund-raising campaigns, including UC Berkeley’s $1.1 billion Campaign for the New Century, UC Davis’ $60 million Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Campaign, and the planning for UC Berkeley’s Campaign for Memorial Stadium.

    The Vice Chancellor is the chief advancement officer for the UC Merced campus with responsibility for the areas of development, university relations, governmental relations, communications, the UC Merced Foundation and its Board of Trustees, alumni affairs, and special events and protocol.

    An Eagle Scout, former Army Reserve Officer and Peace Corps volunteer, Garamendi was raised in the California Delta community of Walnut Grove.

    Wolk has had my vote in the past, but this time Garamendi Jr. has my vote.

  67. Anonymous

    Just a little tid bit (below)about Junior. Not to mention his background as a Peace Corp volunteer, his involvement with land use issues, farming issues, transportation, and civil rights. It’s time for new leadership instead of the same ol’ status quo. His fresh new ideas, leadership, and energy that he brings to our Senate District will benefit us all.

    Some background:

    John Garamendi, Jr.
    Vice Chancellor
    University Relations
    University of California, Merced

    John Garamendi Jr. received his B.A. from the University of California Berkeley and his M.B.A. from California State University, Hayward. He has also been a Fulbright Scholar in Montevideo, Uruguay where he studied philanthropy.

    Garamendi’s background includes a highly successful track record in fund raising from his years working at UC Berkeley, UC Davis and the UC Office of the President. As a development professional, Garamendi has been part of several prominent fund-raising campaigns, including UC Berkeley’s $1.1 billion Campaign for the New Century, UC Davis’ $60 million Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Campaign, and the planning for UC Berkeley’s Campaign for Memorial Stadium.

    The Vice Chancellor is the chief advancement officer for the UC Merced campus with responsibility for the areas of development, university relations, governmental relations, communications, the UC Merced Foundation and its Board of Trustees, alumni affairs, and special events and protocol.

    An Eagle Scout, former Army Reserve Officer and Peace Corps volunteer, Garamendi was raised in the California Delta community of Walnut Grove.

    Wolk has had my vote in the past, but this time Garamendi Jr. has my vote.

  68. Anonymous

    Just a little tid bit (below)about Junior. Not to mention his background as a Peace Corp volunteer, his involvement with land use issues, farming issues, transportation, and civil rights. It’s time for new leadership instead of the same ol’ status quo. His fresh new ideas, leadership, and energy that he brings to our Senate District will benefit us all.

    Some background:

    John Garamendi, Jr.
    Vice Chancellor
    University Relations
    University of California, Merced

    John Garamendi Jr. received his B.A. from the University of California Berkeley and his M.B.A. from California State University, Hayward. He has also been a Fulbright Scholar in Montevideo, Uruguay where he studied philanthropy.

    Garamendi’s background includes a highly successful track record in fund raising from his years working at UC Berkeley, UC Davis and the UC Office of the President. As a development professional, Garamendi has been part of several prominent fund-raising campaigns, including UC Berkeley’s $1.1 billion Campaign for the New Century, UC Davis’ $60 million Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Campaign, and the planning for UC Berkeley’s Campaign for Memorial Stadium.

    The Vice Chancellor is the chief advancement officer for the UC Merced campus with responsibility for the areas of development, university relations, governmental relations, communications, the UC Merced Foundation and its Board of Trustees, alumni affairs, and special events and protocol.

    An Eagle Scout, former Army Reserve Officer and Peace Corps volunteer, Garamendi was raised in the California Delta community of Walnut Grove.

    Wolk has had my vote in the past, but this time Garamendi Jr. has my vote.

  69. 無名 - wu ming

    hmm, it seems his specialty is fundraising. well, that’ll help him in a race, but it’s hardly much help WRT his campaign platform. and “fresh” “new” leadership from the son of a perennial political fixture? i’ll wait to see what he actually proposes before taking it for granted, sight unseen.

  70. 無名 - wu ming

    hmm, it seems his specialty is fundraising. well, that’ll help him in a race, but it’s hardly much help WRT his campaign platform. and “fresh” “new” leadership from the son of a perennial political fixture? i’ll wait to see what he actually proposes before taking it for granted, sight unseen.

  71. 無名 - wu ming

    hmm, it seems his specialty is fundraising. well, that’ll help him in a race, but it’s hardly much help WRT his campaign platform. and “fresh” “new” leadership from the son of a perennial political fixture? i’ll wait to see what he actually proposes before taking it for granted, sight unseen.

  72. 無名 - wu ming

    hmm, it seems his specialty is fundraising. well, that’ll help him in a race, but it’s hardly much help WRT his campaign platform. and “fresh” “new” leadership from the son of a perennial political fixture? i’ll wait to see what he actually proposes before taking it for granted, sight unseen.

  73. Anonymous

    State Senate is not an entry level position unless you are rich or connected I guess Garamendi is both but I’m going to support Wolk in the primary. She has done a very good job in the Assembly and deserves to move up.

    Ron Glick

  74. Anonymous

    State Senate is not an entry level position unless you are rich or connected I guess Garamendi is both but I’m going to support Wolk in the primary. She has done a very good job in the Assembly and deserves to move up.

    Ron Glick

  75. Anonymous

    State Senate is not an entry level position unless you are rich or connected I guess Garamendi is both but I’m going to support Wolk in the primary. She has done a very good job in the Assembly and deserves to move up.

    Ron Glick

  76. Anonymous

    State Senate is not an entry level position unless you are rich or connected I guess Garamendi is both but I’m going to support Wolk in the primary. She has done a very good job in the Assembly and deserves to move up.

    Ron Glick

  77. Anonymous

    I am saddened to see this teacher self-destruct over this Malcolm X thing. You could see it coming. Still its sad to see someone lose it like this especially so close to the end of the year. In teaching like marraige one must master the art of surrender. I wish the teacher had been made to understand this principle so that a more positive resolution could have been reached for all involved.

    Ron Glick

  78. Anonymous

    I am saddened to see this teacher self-destruct over this Malcolm X thing. You could see it coming. Still its sad to see someone lose it like this especially so close to the end of the year. In teaching like marraige one must master the art of surrender. I wish the teacher had been made to understand this principle so that a more positive resolution could have been reached for all involved.

    Ron Glick

  79. Anonymous

    I am saddened to see this teacher self-destruct over this Malcolm X thing. You could see it coming. Still its sad to see someone lose it like this especially so close to the end of the year. In teaching like marraige one must master the art of surrender. I wish the teacher had been made to understand this principle so that a more positive resolution could have been reached for all involved.

    Ron Glick

  80. Anonymous

    I am saddened to see this teacher self-destruct over this Malcolm X thing. You could see it coming. Still its sad to see someone lose it like this especially so close to the end of the year. In teaching like marraige one must master the art of surrender. I wish the teacher had been made to understand this principle so that a more positive resolution could have been reached for all involved.

    Ron Glick

  81. Daisy Democrat

    Lois’ support of Measure X, which would have caused tremendous congestion, has cost her my vote.

    I will support Garamendi, or another Democrat if one should enter the race.

  82. Daisy Democrat

    Lois’ support of Measure X, which would have caused tremendous congestion, has cost her my vote.

    I will support Garamendi, or another Democrat if one should enter the race.

  83. Daisy Democrat

    Lois’ support of Measure X, which would have caused tremendous congestion, has cost her my vote.

    I will support Garamendi, or another Democrat if one should enter the race.

  84. Daisy Democrat

    Lois’ support of Measure X, which would have caused tremendous congestion, has cost her my vote.

    I will support Garamendi, or another Democrat if one should enter the race.

  85. Mark

    I agree Ron, State Senate is not an entry position. Also, there are no entitlements given to people simply because they have served in office.Some would even say that voter apathy towards elected officials thinking they can easily move up the political ladder was the main reason that voters decided to support term limits. I am not saying that I supported term limits, but I can understand why the majority of voters did.

  86. Mark

    I agree Ron, State Senate is not an entry position. Also, there are no entitlements given to people simply because they have served in office.Some would even say that voter apathy towards elected officials thinking they can easily move up the political ladder was the main reason that voters decided to support term limits. I am not saying that I supported term limits, but I can understand why the majority of voters did.

  87. Mark

    I agree Ron, State Senate is not an entry position. Also, there are no entitlements given to people simply because they have served in office.Some would even say that voter apathy towards elected officials thinking they can easily move up the political ladder was the main reason that voters decided to support term limits. I am not saying that I supported term limits, but I can understand why the majority of voters did.

  88. Mark

    I agree Ron, State Senate is not an entry position. Also, there are no entitlements given to people simply because they have served in office.Some would even say that voter apathy towards elected officials thinking they can easily move up the political ladder was the main reason that voters decided to support term limits. I am not saying that I supported term limits, but I can understand why the majority of voters did.

  89. Don Shor

    I don’t think it’s an entitlement. I think Lois Wolk has earned our support.

    Lois has a very strong record on environmental issues, and is now taking on flood control and delta protection issues. She gives great constituent service and is respected on both sides of the aisle.

    Frankly, I think she’s a good argument against term limits; I would be perfectly happy to keep voting for her as an assembly member for as long as she chose to stay there.

    John Garamendi Jr. may be a fine possible candidate for some public office, but it seems to me this choice is very easy based on experience and track record. Perhaps John could run for assembly first, so we can see what his real abilities are and so that we can continue to benefit from Lois’ skills. We have no reason to believe that he would be any less likely to support some development projects, just as Lois has been at times. But I don’t actually see how their positions on local building projects are even relevant in the state senate. There’s probably very little daylight between them on growth and environmental issues.

    If you want absolute doctrinal purity on growth issues, I guess you should support the Green Party candidate.

  90. Don Shor

    I don’t think it’s an entitlement. I think Lois Wolk has earned our support.

    Lois has a very strong record on environmental issues, and is now taking on flood control and delta protection issues. She gives great constituent service and is respected on both sides of the aisle.

    Frankly, I think she’s a good argument against term limits; I would be perfectly happy to keep voting for her as an assembly member for as long as she chose to stay there.

    John Garamendi Jr. may be a fine possible candidate for some public office, but it seems to me this choice is very easy based on experience and track record. Perhaps John could run for assembly first, so we can see what his real abilities are and so that we can continue to benefit from Lois’ skills. We have no reason to believe that he would be any less likely to support some development projects, just as Lois has been at times. But I don’t actually see how their positions on local building projects are even relevant in the state senate. There’s probably very little daylight between them on growth and environmental issues.

    If you want absolute doctrinal purity on growth issues, I guess you should support the Green Party candidate.

  91. Don Shor

    I don’t think it’s an entitlement. I think Lois Wolk has earned our support.

    Lois has a very strong record on environmental issues, and is now taking on flood control and delta protection issues. She gives great constituent service and is respected on both sides of the aisle.

    Frankly, I think she’s a good argument against term limits; I would be perfectly happy to keep voting for her as an assembly member for as long as she chose to stay there.

    John Garamendi Jr. may be a fine possible candidate for some public office, but it seems to me this choice is very easy based on experience and track record. Perhaps John could run for assembly first, so we can see what his real abilities are and so that we can continue to benefit from Lois’ skills. We have no reason to believe that he would be any less likely to support some development projects, just as Lois has been at times. But I don’t actually see how their positions on local building projects are even relevant in the state senate. There’s probably very little daylight between them on growth and environmental issues.

    If you want absolute doctrinal purity on growth issues, I guess you should support the Green Party candidate.

  92. Don Shor

    I don’t think it’s an entitlement. I think Lois Wolk has earned our support.

    Lois has a very strong record on environmental issues, and is now taking on flood control and delta protection issues. She gives great constituent service and is respected on both sides of the aisle.

    Frankly, I think she’s a good argument against term limits; I would be perfectly happy to keep voting for her as an assembly member for as long as she chose to stay there.

    John Garamendi Jr. may be a fine possible candidate for some public office, but it seems to me this choice is very easy based on experience and track record. Perhaps John could run for assembly first, so we can see what his real abilities are and so that we can continue to benefit from Lois’ skills. We have no reason to believe that he would be any less likely to support some development projects, just as Lois has been at times. But I don’t actually see how their positions on local building projects are even relevant in the state senate. There’s probably very little daylight between them on growth and environmental issues.

    If you want absolute doctrinal purity on growth issues, I guess you should support the Green Party candidate.

  93. Anonymous

    ” We have no reason to believe that he would be any less likely to support some development projects,…”

    Our State Assembly rep does not vote to approve and then actively promote local Davis development projects. The best way that we can make our Council representatives accountable is to deny them our support when they seek higher office,even if they are doing a credible job now that the issues they are dealing with do not of immediate, local Davis concern.

  94. Anonymous

    ” We have no reason to believe that he would be any less likely to support some development projects,…”

    Our State Assembly rep does not vote to approve and then actively promote local Davis development projects. The best way that we can make our Council representatives accountable is to deny them our support when they seek higher office,even if they are doing a credible job now that the issues they are dealing with do not of immediate, local Davis concern.

  95. Anonymous

    ” We have no reason to believe that he would be any less likely to support some development projects,…”

    Our State Assembly rep does not vote to approve and then actively promote local Davis development projects. The best way that we can make our Council representatives accountable is to deny them our support when they seek higher office,even if they are doing a credible job now that the issues they are dealing with do not of immediate, local Davis concern.

  96. Anonymous

    ” We have no reason to believe that he would be any less likely to support some development projects,…”

    Our State Assembly rep does not vote to approve and then actively promote local Davis development projects. The best way that we can make our Council representatives accountable is to deny them our support when they seek higher office,even if they are doing a credible job now that the issues they are dealing with do not of immediate, local Davis concern.

  97. Mike

    I am a grad student and my vote will go to Garamendi should he decide to run. He’s been a champion of higher education. He has been outstanding on many issues not just issues pertaining to the environment.

    Lois has failed us on some civil rights issues that were brought forth in the Assembly. She’s done a great job on the environment, but that’s just playing it safe. I want a Senator who is not afraid to address issues that may not be popular at times. You have my contribution John…money and precinct walking.

  98. Mike

    I am a grad student and my vote will go to Garamendi should he decide to run. He’s been a champion of higher education. He has been outstanding on many issues not just issues pertaining to the environment.

    Lois has failed us on some civil rights issues that were brought forth in the Assembly. She’s done a great job on the environment, but that’s just playing it safe. I want a Senator who is not afraid to address issues that may not be popular at times. You have my contribution John…money and precinct walking.

  99. Mike

    I am a grad student and my vote will go to Garamendi should he decide to run. He’s been a champion of higher education. He has been outstanding on many issues not just issues pertaining to the environment.

    Lois has failed us on some civil rights issues that were brought forth in the Assembly. She’s done a great job on the environment, but that’s just playing it safe. I want a Senator who is not afraid to address issues that may not be popular at times. You have my contribution John…money and precinct walking.

  100. Mike

    I am a grad student and my vote will go to Garamendi should he decide to run. He’s been a champion of higher education. He has been outstanding on many issues not just issues pertaining to the environment.

    Lois has failed us on some civil rights issues that were brought forth in the Assembly. She’s done a great job on the environment, but that’s just playing it safe. I want a Senator who is not afraid to address issues that may not be popular at times. You have my contribution John…money and precinct walking.

  101. 無名 - wu ming

    “champion of higher education”? what distinguishes garamendi from wolk here, specifically?

    “some civil rights issues” being what, exactly? some specifics would be nice here, if you’ve got info we’re not getting, please share them.

    and what unpopular issues has garamendi stood up for, specifically?

    as far as i can tell, the guy has no political record to check out, so i’d be interested in your examples.

  102. 無名 - wu ming

    “champion of higher education”? what distinguishes garamendi from wolk here, specifically?

    “some civil rights issues” being what, exactly? some specifics would be nice here, if you’ve got info we’re not getting, please share them.

    and what unpopular issues has garamendi stood up for, specifically?

    as far as i can tell, the guy has no political record to check out, so i’d be interested in your examples.

  103. 無名 - wu ming

    “champion of higher education”? what distinguishes garamendi from wolk here, specifically?

    “some civil rights issues” being what, exactly? some specifics would be nice here, if you’ve got info we’re not getting, please share them.

    and what unpopular issues has garamendi stood up for, specifically?

    as far as i can tell, the guy has no political record to check out, so i’d be interested in your examples.

  104. 無名 - wu ming

    “champion of higher education”? what distinguishes garamendi from wolk here, specifically?

    “some civil rights issues” being what, exactly? some specifics would be nice here, if you’ve got info we’re not getting, please share them.

    and what unpopular issues has garamendi stood up for, specifically?

    as far as i can tell, the guy has no political record to check out, so i’d be interested in your examples.

  105. Rich Rifkin

    “as far as i can tell, the guy has no political record to check out, so i’d be interested in your examples.”

    As far as I can tell, not one of these Garamendi Junior fans would be touting him for this office, based on his accomplishments, if his name were John Grandi, Jr. In other words, his real asset — much like the dope in the White House — is his famous name. I’m not saying that Garamendi is a dope. But really, would he stand a chance with a less famous last name?

  106. Rich Rifkin

    “as far as i can tell, the guy has no political record to check out, so i’d be interested in your examples.”

    As far as I can tell, not one of these Garamendi Junior fans would be touting him for this office, based on his accomplishments, if his name were John Grandi, Jr. In other words, his real asset — much like the dope in the White House — is his famous name. I’m not saying that Garamendi is a dope. But really, would he stand a chance with a less famous last name?

  107. Rich Rifkin

    “as far as i can tell, the guy has no political record to check out, so i’d be interested in your examples.”

    As far as I can tell, not one of these Garamendi Junior fans would be touting him for this office, based on his accomplishments, if his name were John Grandi, Jr. In other words, his real asset — much like the dope in the White House — is his famous name. I’m not saying that Garamendi is a dope. But really, would he stand a chance with a less famous last name?

  108. Rich Rifkin

    “as far as i can tell, the guy has no political record to check out, so i’d be interested in your examples.”

    As far as I can tell, not one of these Garamendi Junior fans would be touting him for this office, based on his accomplishments, if his name were John Grandi, Jr. In other words, his real asset — much like the dope in the White House — is his famous name. I’m not saying that Garamendi is a dope. But really, would he stand a chance with a less famous last name?

  109. Vincente

    Rich nails the point–without Garamendi’s name, none of us “Junior Fans” would be supporting him. Absolutely correct, although I think he’s a good guy from what I know of him. For many of us this is not about Garamendi, it’s about Wolk. And more the point it’s about the developer driven Davis establishment political machine led by Craig Reynolds, who is Wolk’s chief of staff and chief consultant. Who also ran the machine for Covell Village, Don Saylor, Stephen Souza, Helen Thomson.

    I’m surprised to hear Don Shor’s strong support for Wolk, because her people were the backers of the Target campaign–Jen Baker and Studio 66– Look up the article on this page. Don, you are supporting the same people who did you in not six months ago. I just don’t get it. They are all linked by Craig Reynolds.

    This is not about Garamendi, this is about breaking the establishment machine that run much of establishment Davis and that many of you oppose many people who are a part of that organization of loosely affiliated office holders, candidates, and businesses.

  110. Vincente

    Rich nails the point–without Garamendi’s name, none of us “Junior Fans” would be supporting him. Absolutely correct, although I think he’s a good guy from what I know of him. For many of us this is not about Garamendi, it’s about Wolk. And more the point it’s about the developer driven Davis establishment political machine led by Craig Reynolds, who is Wolk’s chief of staff and chief consultant. Who also ran the machine for Covell Village, Don Saylor, Stephen Souza, Helen Thomson.

    I’m surprised to hear Don Shor’s strong support for Wolk, because her people were the backers of the Target campaign–Jen Baker and Studio 66– Look up the article on this page. Don, you are supporting the same people who did you in not six months ago. I just don’t get it. They are all linked by Craig Reynolds.

    This is not about Garamendi, this is about breaking the establishment machine that run much of establishment Davis and that many of you oppose many people who are a part of that organization of loosely affiliated office holders, candidates, and businesses.

  111. Vincente

    Rich nails the point–without Garamendi’s name, none of us “Junior Fans” would be supporting him. Absolutely correct, although I think he’s a good guy from what I know of him. For many of us this is not about Garamendi, it’s about Wolk. And more the point it’s about the developer driven Davis establishment political machine led by Craig Reynolds, who is Wolk’s chief of staff and chief consultant. Who also ran the machine for Covell Village, Don Saylor, Stephen Souza, Helen Thomson.

    I’m surprised to hear Don Shor’s strong support for Wolk, because her people were the backers of the Target campaign–Jen Baker and Studio 66– Look up the article on this page. Don, you are supporting the same people who did you in not six months ago. I just don’t get it. They are all linked by Craig Reynolds.

    This is not about Garamendi, this is about breaking the establishment machine that run much of establishment Davis and that many of you oppose many people who are a part of that organization of loosely affiliated office holders, candidates, and businesses.

  112. Vincente

    Rich nails the point–without Garamendi’s name, none of us “Junior Fans” would be supporting him. Absolutely correct, although I think he’s a good guy from what I know of him. For many of us this is not about Garamendi, it’s about Wolk. And more the point it’s about the developer driven Davis establishment political machine led by Craig Reynolds, who is Wolk’s chief of staff and chief consultant. Who also ran the machine for Covell Village, Don Saylor, Stephen Souza, Helen Thomson.

    I’m surprised to hear Don Shor’s strong support for Wolk, because her people were the backers of the Target campaign–Jen Baker and Studio 66– Look up the article on this page. Don, you are supporting the same people who did you in not six months ago. I just don’t get it. They are all linked by Craig Reynolds.

    This is not about Garamendi, this is about breaking the establishment machine that run much of establishment Davis and that many of you oppose many people who are a part of that organization of loosely affiliated office holders, candidates, and businesses.

  113. 無名 - wu ming

    but that whole strategy assumes that garamendi jr. would be any different, if not more developer-friendly, than wolk. punishing one candidate by replacing them with someone who is the same on the issue doesn’t send any coherent message.

    i’m still rather surprised that noone can come up with any information on garamendi jr. but his name and fundraising prowess.

  114. 無名 - wu ming

    but that whole strategy assumes that garamendi jr. would be any different, if not more developer-friendly, than wolk. punishing one candidate by replacing them with someone who is the same on the issue doesn’t send any coherent message.

    i’m still rather surprised that noone can come up with any information on garamendi jr. but his name and fundraising prowess.

  115. 無名 - wu ming

    but that whole strategy assumes that garamendi jr. would be any different, if not more developer-friendly, than wolk. punishing one candidate by replacing them with someone who is the same on the issue doesn’t send any coherent message.

    i’m still rather surprised that noone can come up with any information on garamendi jr. but his name and fundraising prowess.

  116. 無名 - wu ming

    but that whole strategy assumes that garamendi jr. would be any different, if not more developer-friendly, than wolk. punishing one candidate by replacing them with someone who is the same on the issue doesn’t send any coherent message.

    i’m still rather surprised that noone can come up with any information on garamendi jr. but his name and fundraising prowess.

  117. Vincente

    The whole strategy assumes that breaking the stranglehold of this machine is worth taking a risk on someone like Garamendi who has a much stronger record on things like unions and will have substantial union backing, whereas Wolk did not have a good record on labor issues. He has a strong record on civil rights, whereas Wolk has a disappointing record there. And while some people trumpet Wolk’s environmental record, I would submit that it is sketchy and inconsistent at best.

  118. Vincente

    The whole strategy assumes that breaking the stranglehold of this machine is worth taking a risk on someone like Garamendi who has a much stronger record on things like unions and will have substantial union backing, whereas Wolk did not have a good record on labor issues. He has a strong record on civil rights, whereas Wolk has a disappointing record there. And while some people trumpet Wolk’s environmental record, I would submit that it is sketchy and inconsistent at best.

  119. Vincente

    The whole strategy assumes that breaking the stranglehold of this machine is worth taking a risk on someone like Garamendi who has a much stronger record on things like unions and will have substantial union backing, whereas Wolk did not have a good record on labor issues. He has a strong record on civil rights, whereas Wolk has a disappointing record there. And while some people trumpet Wolk’s environmental record, I would submit that it is sketchy and inconsistent at best.

  120. Vincente

    The whole strategy assumes that breaking the stranglehold of this machine is worth taking a risk on someone like Garamendi who has a much stronger record on things like unions and will have substantial union backing, whereas Wolk did not have a good record on labor issues. He has a strong record on civil rights, whereas Wolk has a disappointing record there. And while some people trumpet Wolk’s environmental record, I would submit that it is sketchy and inconsistent at best.

  121. Doug Paul Davis

    I think a good point was raised, I’m going to try to get in contact with Mr. Garamendi and try to do a story for next week, if he’s up for it.

  122. Doug Paul Davis

    I think a good point was raised, I’m going to try to get in contact with Mr. Garamendi and try to do a story for next week, if he’s up for it.

  123. Doug Paul Davis

    I think a good point was raised, I’m going to try to get in contact with Mr. Garamendi and try to do a story for next week, if he’s up for it.

  124. Doug Paul Davis

    I think a good point was raised, I’m going to try to get in contact with Mr. Garamendi and try to do a story for next week, if he’s up for it.

  125. Don Shor

    vicente:
    I’m surprised to hear Don Shor’s strong support for Wolk, because her people were the backers of the Target campaign–Jen Baker and Studio 66– Look up the article on this page. Don, you are supporting the same people who did you in not six months ago. I just don’t get it. They are all linked by Craig Reynolds.

    LOL! I’m very, ve-e-e-e-ry familiar with that web page.
    Craig Reynolds also endorsed Donna Lott.
    I think if you tried to oppose every local politically active person with whom you’d disagreed on an issue, eventually you’d run out of people to support.

    I’m not saying I’m against John Jr. I have an open mind about his possible run for public office. But I think Lois has proven herself on many issues, particularly the sort of issues she’s likely to deal with at the state Senate level.

    By the way, do you have any idea what her position was on Target?

  126. Don Shor

    vicente:
    I’m surprised to hear Don Shor’s strong support for Wolk, because her people were the backers of the Target campaign–Jen Baker and Studio 66– Look up the article on this page. Don, you are supporting the same people who did you in not six months ago. I just don’t get it. They are all linked by Craig Reynolds.

    LOL! I’m very, ve-e-e-e-ry familiar with that web page.
    Craig Reynolds also endorsed Donna Lott.
    I think if you tried to oppose every local politically active person with whom you’d disagreed on an issue, eventually you’d run out of people to support.

    I’m not saying I’m against John Jr. I have an open mind about his possible run for public office. But I think Lois has proven herself on many issues, particularly the sort of issues she’s likely to deal with at the state Senate level.

    By the way, do you have any idea what her position was on Target?

  127. Don Shor

    vicente:
    I’m surprised to hear Don Shor’s strong support for Wolk, because her people were the backers of the Target campaign–Jen Baker and Studio 66– Look up the article on this page. Don, you are supporting the same people who did you in not six months ago. I just don’t get it. They are all linked by Craig Reynolds.

    LOL! I’m very, ve-e-e-e-ry familiar with that web page.
    Craig Reynolds also endorsed Donna Lott.
    I think if you tried to oppose every local politically active person with whom you’d disagreed on an issue, eventually you’d run out of people to support.

    I’m not saying I’m against John Jr. I have an open mind about his possible run for public office. But I think Lois has proven herself on many issues, particularly the sort of issues she’s likely to deal with at the state Senate level.

    By the way, do you have any idea what her position was on Target?

  128. Don Shor

    vicente:
    I’m surprised to hear Don Shor’s strong support for Wolk, because her people were the backers of the Target campaign–Jen Baker and Studio 66– Look up the article on this page. Don, you are supporting the same people who did you in not six months ago. I just don’t get it. They are all linked by Craig Reynolds.

    LOL! I’m very, ve-e-e-e-ry familiar with that web page.
    Craig Reynolds also endorsed Donna Lott.
    I think if you tried to oppose every local politically active person with whom you’d disagreed on an issue, eventually you’d run out of people to support.

    I’m not saying I’m against John Jr. I have an open mind about his possible run for public office. But I think Lois has proven herself on many issues, particularly the sort of issues she’s likely to deal with at the state Senate level.

    By the way, do you have any idea what her position was on Target?

  129. davisite

    ‘……… punishing one candidate by replacing them with someone who is the same on the issue doesn’t send any coherent message.”

    You are missing the message which is that elected DAVIS councilpersons cannot expect to climb the political ladder with our help if they place political ambition above representing our local interests. The goal here is to make a political example of these former Davis Council officials and, in this way, increase political power for the people of Davis in determining the future of their city.

  130. davisite

    ‘……… punishing one candidate by replacing them with someone who is the same on the issue doesn’t send any coherent message.”

    You are missing the message which is that elected DAVIS councilpersons cannot expect to climb the political ladder with our help if they place political ambition above representing our local interests. The goal here is to make a political example of these former Davis Council officials and, in this way, increase political power for the people of Davis in determining the future of their city.

  131. davisite

    ‘……… punishing one candidate by replacing them with someone who is the same on the issue doesn’t send any coherent message.”

    You are missing the message which is that elected DAVIS councilpersons cannot expect to climb the political ladder with our help if they place political ambition above representing our local interests. The goal here is to make a political example of these former Davis Council officials and, in this way, increase political power for the people of Davis in determining the future of their city.

  132. davisite

    ‘……… punishing one candidate by replacing them with someone who is the same on the issue doesn’t send any coherent message.”

    You are missing the message which is that elected DAVIS councilpersons cannot expect to climb the political ladder with our help if they place political ambition above representing our local interests. The goal here is to make a political example of these former Davis Council officials and, in this way, increase political power for the people of Davis in determining the future of their city.

  133. 無名 - wu ming

    that would be fantastic, david. i look forward to reading it. far better to get this sort of information now, before the flood of election mailers is upon us. thank you.

  134. 無名 - wu ming

    that would be fantastic, david. i look forward to reading it. far better to get this sort of information now, before the flood of election mailers is upon us. thank you.

  135. 無名 - wu ming

    that would be fantastic, david. i look forward to reading it. far better to get this sort of information now, before the flood of election mailers is upon us. thank you.

  136. 無名 - wu ming

    that would be fantastic, david. i look forward to reading it. far better to get this sort of information now, before the flood of election mailers is upon us. thank you.

  137. Deb W.

    Don Shor said: “By the way, do you have any idea what her position was on Target?”

    Yes, we do. We contacted both her and Helen Thomson very early on in the campaign. Their replies were not surprisingly similar in “this is a city not a county issue”

    ++++

    “The Yolo County Board of Supervisors of which I am a member has no role in the Target location debate. That is a decision to be made solely by the Davis City Council.”

    Best Wishes,
    Helen Thomson

  138. Deb W.

    Don Shor said: “By the way, do you have any idea what her position was on Target?”

    Yes, we do. We contacted both her and Helen Thomson very early on in the campaign. Their replies were not surprisingly similar in “this is a city not a county issue”

    ++++

    “The Yolo County Board of Supervisors of which I am a member has no role in the Target location debate. That is a decision to be made solely by the Davis City Council.”

    Best Wishes,
    Helen Thomson

  139. Deb W.

    Don Shor said: “By the way, do you have any idea what her position was on Target?”

    Yes, we do. We contacted both her and Helen Thomson very early on in the campaign. Their replies were not surprisingly similar in “this is a city not a county issue”

    ++++

    “The Yolo County Board of Supervisors of which I am a member has no role in the Target location debate. That is a decision to be made solely by the Davis City Council.”

    Best Wishes,
    Helen Thomson

  140. Deb W.

    Don Shor said: “By the way, do you have any idea what her position was on Target?”

    Yes, we do. We contacted both her and Helen Thomson very early on in the campaign. Their replies were not surprisingly similar in “this is a city not a county issue”

    ++++

    “The Yolo County Board of Supervisors of which I am a member has no role in the Target location debate. That is a decision to be made solely by the Davis City Council.”

    Best Wishes,
    Helen Thomson

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