It’s really heart-warming to see young, progressive candidates come forward to run for the Eureka City Council especially remembering where we were just a short 8 years ago anxiously hoping we could squeak by a single progressive, Linda Atkins and for decades before that.
I had to look it up and in August 2012 our City Council consisted of …
1st Ward: Marian Brady
2nd Ward: Linda Atkins
3rd Ward: Mike Newman
4th Ward: Melinda Ciarabellini
5th Ward: Albin
…wow. If you are unfamiliar with all but Linda Atkins names then I envy you. Nice people I’m sure (with perhaps one or two exceptions) but bad politics. Those were the bad old days.
You can find out more about Kati Moulton for Eureka’s Ward 2 here and below is Liza Welsh herself giving us an elevator pitch on why Ward 4 voters should vote (or should have voted) for her.
The video has 11,000 views and I found it via advertising myself. It’s exactly the kind of advertising I support, short, simple and to the point and I think the YouTube ad-buy is a great use of campaign funds.
Liza is great on camera making it look effortless. If it is effortless for her, and if she wins, I hope she might consider uploading regular content onto a YouTube page to help Eureka’s understand what the City Council.
Other than a low-budget direct-mail flier, I haven’t seen much about Measure C, but after Measure P’s success in 2016 and given the liberal/progressive top-ticket motivation to get out the vote, I’m very hopeful.
You can find out more about Measure C, introducing ranked choice voting to Eureka’s primary-less election system on Eric Kirk’s Sohum Parlance here.
Ranked choice voting has existed since 2018 in Maine for primaries and federal elections and it may come into play in today’s election for Senator in Maine (NYT article which has a paywall after certain number of monthly views). For the video-philes out there here is another explainer on how Maine’s system works.
Good luck Liza and Katie, so many of us Eurekans are rooting for you!