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Arnerich announces plans for higher office

Original post made on Apr 28, 2009

The landscape of the California political scene continues to shift as candidates line up in the wake of Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher's (D., 10th) appointment to the Secretary of State's office. Danville Mayor Newell Arnerich is already positioning himself to fill the vacuum if one of the two local state legislators wins the 10th District post.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, April 27, 2009, 10:12 PM

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Posted by Alamo Ron
a resident of Alamo
on Apr 28, 2009 at 7:59 am

Dear enlightened voters,

We need to stop this ridiculous (and expensive) game of musical chairs and the domino effect. The only was to do this is to make darn sure we don't elect a current office holder to fill any of the open elective positions, starting with Tauscher's seat.

If we do elect someone already in office to fill Tauscher's seat, it will just create an endless game of election leapfrog.

Head 'em off at the pass, I say. Elect only newcomers to politics - they'll probably do a much better job for us anyway!

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Posted by cardfark
a resident of Danville
on Apr 28, 2009 at 8:27 am

Tomorrow's Headline Today: 'Alamo Ron' announces candidacy for Tauscher's seat in Congress.

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Posted by Halamo
a resident of another community
on Apr 28, 2009 at 9:30 am

Dear Dolores,

With politicians seeking higher office, including current Danville politicians, isn't there a height limit in Danville when it comes to offices? So many concerns are imagined:

If we create higher offices, what will be beneath them other than vacant spaces?

If we let politicians have higher officers, what will all of us have obstructing our view?

And, of course, if tin whistles are made out of tin, then we must DECIDE what our fog horns will be made out of!! Is politicians the answer?

It is an enormous issue,

Towne Fool annexed to Danville
Uptown in lovely downtown Danville

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Posted by Alamo Ron
a resident of Alamo
on Apr 28, 2009 at 10:28 am

I love the wording of the original article:

"Mayor Newell Arnerich is already positioning himself to fill the vacuum if one of the two local state legislators..."

Does this mean there currently is a vacuum in those two offices? Many people think so.

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Posted by Ralph Hoffmann
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Apr 29, 2009 at 6:57 am

Ralph Hoffmann is a registered user.

The obvious solution is for the Democrats to compromise, by endorsing
Joe Canciamilla for Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher's seat. Joe is a completely viable candidate, who would stop this series of special elections, paid for by taxes. Politics is the art of compromise. The Democrats don't need further divisions, after their battles over
Propositions 1A-1F this past weekend at their State Convention in Sacramento.

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Posted by Joeseph Hills
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Apr 29, 2009 at 12:43 pm

Doesn't have a prayer against Garamendi

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Posted by Duffy
a resident of Danville
on May 1, 2009 at 8:53 am

I didn't vote for Newell Arnerich for State legislature I voted for him for Town Council. The last thing we need is another half-million dollar special election. Newell might want to recall how Millie Greenberg went down in flames when her ambitions exceeded her capabilities.

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Posted by Hoot Smalley
a resident of Danville
on May 3, 2009 at 1:08 am

"Although the town council is non-partisan..."

What? That's THE most ridiculous introductory clause ever written. You guys win the new award titled, "I've been beat with the Michele Bachmann Stupidity Stick".

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