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Candidate Profile for Mary Piepho?

Original post made by [removed], another community, on Apr 23, 2012

Dear Gina and Jessica,

Since district 3 is part of our region, would you provide Diablo, Blackhawk and Tassajara Valley as Candidate Profile for Mary Piepho?

After all these years, it would be interesting to know who Mary is as a supervisor and what plans she has going forward to serve District 3 and Contra Costa County.


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Posted by [removed]
a resident of another community
on Apr 23, 2012 at 6:34 pm

Dear Gina,

Please Realize that the Diablo Vista Region neighborhoods extend from Saranap to Blackhawk and District 2 and 3 elections are of critical importance to neighborhoods. The Bluejays insults are simply that and not a rational answer to be sponsored by you.

Does Mary intend to hide any future actions from voters in favor of her supporters or can Diablo Vista neighborhoods expect history and future commitment in a candidate profile?

Sponsor an answer not insults!

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Posted by Civility servant
a resident of another community
on Apr 23, 2012 at 6:46 pm

I attribute you harsh (kind description) response to the original post to Mary Piepho and that, my friend, is not complimentary to her political career. Though she did not write the note, she receives regular updates through her mechanism and either stands by and appreciates your comments or would have your post removed, again through her ground forces.

Having been one, I can attest to her methods.

So, be aware tat your insults are viewed by plenty of people and can only serve to undermine you leader.

And as Mary herself would tell you, we are all one county and interest in our neighbors issues brings us together through mutual support and accomplishments. In that sense, even the least offensive part of your post, and presumably it's point, is off the mark.


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Posted by Informed Resident
a resident of another community
on Apr 23, 2012 at 9:16 pm

Personally, I would venture that jjjj’s comments were aimed directly at Hal Bailey’s transparent efforts and not so much about Mary Piepho’s “political career”. This new posting is just Hal’s latest effort to take another shot at one of his favorite politicians-he has created a little reputation for himself. Jjjj is like many of us, who have just grown tired with Hal’s little games. What is crazy is that Hal actually thinks he is being clever and that no one sees through his transparency. Nothing could be farther from reality.

Hal is like a well-read book and once again Hal’s infatuation with Mary Piepho rears its ugly head.
You see, Hal doesn’t really deal in fact or reality. If he did he would have already realized that Mary (and Federal Glover) are not running campaigns. So…. conventional wisdom would dictate that Mary is not a “candidate” at this point. Maybe deep down Hal knows it, but he would never pass up an opportunity to post.

In fact I am not sure that jjjj is even really insulting Mr. Bailey-he is just pointing out the obvious. It would be hard to make a case that Mr. Bailey does not act foolish with what he posts here. Let's not forget that Mr. Bailey does not live in District 3. He should probably stay focused on helping his candidate out. Hmmmm, I wonder if she (Candace) really wants his "help"?

Once again we all know that if Hal was really seeking answers to his questions he would contact the Supervisor Piepho's office-or visit her website. But that is not what Mr. Bailey is all about now is it?

…And they say there are no stupid questions! Guess my 3rd grade teacher was wrong.

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Posted by [removed]
a resident of another community
on Apr 24, 2012 at 7:17 am

Dear Gina and Jessica,

Your sponsored response from Informed Resident, as usual, avoids and deflects requests from your readers in neighborhoods that "request and suggest topics of interest" for coverage on your Express' home pages. Whether or not Mary or Federal will face late-registering write-in candidates does not determine Mary's and Federal's need to present their future priorities for CCC-BOS. Since both are on the ballot and asking for validation as supervisors from voters in the June primary, they both should feel obligated to fulfill voters' interests in their perspectives.

More critical to both candidates is the interests among social media participants to write-in "other" as a lack-of-confidence vote in districts 3 and 5. Although that would not impact candidates' election, it would demonstate dissatisfaction with CCC-BOS by a significant segment of voters. A better solution is a profile of such candidates in regional media that presents candidates' intentions to serve voters' will and interests.

Thus, the request among your readers remains, "What does Mary see as the future of Contra Costa County and how will she serve Contra Costans?"

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Posted by offended reader
a resident of another community
on Apr 24, 2012 at 9:23 am

Can anyone defend calling someone an "old fool" as a contribution to civil discourse?

I saw something similar on another topic along with an anonymous post referring to someone as being a coward for not attending a meeting. That's right - an anonymous poster refers to someone else as a coward.