General Election Day 2014, Humboldt-style.
Thank you to the loyal opposition for doing all you do to further your vision for Humboldt. Thank you to Mike, Chet, Frank, Marian, Virginia and Ryan, John F and John C, Rose and our local GOP. Thank you Matthew and Richard for seeing a unique path of conciliation forward.
Thank you to the left of center side too. A special thank you to Natalie, Kim, Verbena, Don and James – not to mention Chris and Sharon. Without you trusting us all enough to expose you and yours to the often messy process of elections, we would not have been given a chance to vote our conscience both today and last June. The importance of your role or the sacrifices you made should not be under-emphasized. Running for office is a high risk, low reward proposal for individuals and their families. Thank you.
Thank you for our local media doing what it can to present the races to the electorate. The TS did take some risky editorial stances and LoCO has been trying to find an alternative dialog in which candidates can participate. I think both the NCJ and MRU have done extraordinary reporting given the size of our community – thank you.
Finally thank you to the electorate. No, you are not dumb. It’s on all of us as a community to continue the challenge of informing you of the content and importance of these biennial elections. Thank YOU for participating in our country’s unique and special governing process.
See you at the polls.