What I love about Facebook and the comment sections of newspapers (particularly those that use Facebook or other service that purportedly require using real names) is that it adds a dimension to political races that is more personal.  In the comment section of the Sun, Gigi Hanna posted this comment in reply to attacks on her neutrality (because some of her current supporters were and are Mayor Morris supporters, particularly during the general election).

    Steve Ogaz I absolutely agree that people need to know whose team you are on. But that’s only if you’re playing the same game as everyone else. I am not on either of the men’s team. I have not sought endorsement from either of them nor any member of the council, because I think that’s inappropriate and ethically impeachable. I have been clear that I’d accept checks from any of them, as long as they were not so large as to impeach my ability to remain neutral or unbiased. Please feel free to contact me at ghanna4sbcity@gmail.com if you’d like to discuss my candidate and qualifications.
    On December 22, 2011, on her Facebook Page, Gigi Hanna posted:
    People so want to make this election for City Clerk a referendum for one elected official or against another. That sells the office far too short. The importance of the people’s access to their government–to research records, file grievances, participate in fair and open elections, and many other foundations of a healthy democracy– to trust the accuracy of their minutes–far transcends whatever policy issues are being debated in council chambers.

    Unfortunately, Amelia Sanchez Lopez’s Facebook Page does not show its wall to the public, or I would post updates from her candidacy.  I have in the past, and I will continue in the future, t0 post information directly from any candidate.

    As I have said many times before, this site is neutral, it is presented to give information as a public service, and I try to present this information as neutrally as possible.  If you would like to comment on this blog, you need to use your real identity and not troll.

    According to the City’s website:

    Tuesday, February 7, 2012 – General Municipal Election for the Office of City Clerk

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    This election will be conducted all mail ballots as approved by the Mayor and Common Council on December 5, 2011 (Resolution MCC 2011-316).  Vote by mail ballots will be mailed by the County Registrar of Voters’ Office beginning on January 9, 2012.

    Election results will be tallied at the County Registrar of Voters’ Office and results can be obtained either by visiting the Registrar’s website at http://www.sbcrov.com or by calling the Registrar of Voters’ Office at (909) 387-8300.

    CANDIDATE INFORMATION

    Candidates are listed below in the order provided by the Secretary of State’s randomized alphabet drawing:

    Georgeann “Gigi” Hanna
    – Ballot designation: Communications/Administration Manager

    Amelia Sanchez-Lopez
    – Ballot designation: Health Education Specialist

    VOTER REGISTRATION

    Monday, January 23, 2012 is the last day to register to vote in the City’s General Municipal Election.  Affidavits must be executed on or before January 23, 2012 and received in the Registrar of Voters’ Office by that date.  Voter registration affidavits are available at the County Registrar of Voters’ Office or at the City Clerk’s Office.

     

     

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