Remember, John Fullerton is a registered Republican, and Lisa Ollivier was an HCDCC endorsed candidate.
Melinda could have voted for whoever she chooses and remained an Associate Member. She simply cannot publicly endorse a candidate once the HCDCC endorses one. There are grey areas in the HCDCC bylaws where good people will disagree and Richard brought those up in his post. These inconsistencies are being worked on so hopefully, going forward, this particular familiar family drama will no longer happen.
In the mean time I hope we can maintain the relatively nuanced discussion in public that we’ve had during the meetings. We’ll see.
Also, John (Chiv), we have three registered Democrats in the DA’s race already. We are still a political organization and do have to usually support Democrats. Sometimes we chose not to endorse registered Democrats, if, in a nutshell, they don’t act like Democrats.
Who’s the judge of that you might ask? The voter-elected Members of the HCDCC. Believe it or not they are on registered Democrats ballots once every 4 years.
Another reason “Why You Need to Vote!”