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May 2, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Clendenen Resumes Campaign For Second District Supervisor
Clif Clendenen has resumed his campaign for Second District county supervisor following a one-week suspension of all activites after the death of Supervisor Roger Rodoni in a car collision near Rio Dell on Thursday, April 24.
“My decision to temporarily suspend the campaign was out of deepest respect for Roger and his family,” said Clendenen, who attended Rodoni’s memorial service at Belotti Hall in Ferndale on Wednesday afternoon. “The days immediately following this tragic event were a time for mourning and reflection.”
Clendenen has returned to his daily walking of neighborhoods in the Second District, going door-to-door to talk with area residents about the themes of his campaign. He intends to meet and talk with as many of his constituents as possible by walking neighborhoods in Fortuna, Rhonerville, Carlotta, Rio Dell and Scotia, as well as in the communities of the South County.
“This campaign has always been a very positive, forward-thinking one with a focus on change,” Clendenen said. “Between now and election day I intend to meet with as many people as possible, because I want all the diverse voices in the district to get heard, and to talk honestly and openly about open, responsive and honest leadership.”
On Wednesday, Clendenen will participate in the Humboldt Association of Realtors Supervisor Candidate Forum at the Rhonerville Grange at noon, and also in a debate sponsored by the Humboldt County League of Women Voters and Civil Liberties Monitoring Project at the Garberville Veterans Hall at 7 p.m.
Clendenen was born and raised in the Second District and has for the past 30 years been the owner of his family business, Clendenen’s Cider Works in Fortuna. He helped develop the Fortuna Apple Harvest Festival, is a former board member of the Fortuna Chamber of Commerce and is the founding president of the Fortuna Concert Series. He has also been actively involved in Fortuna’s General Plan Update, advocating for responsible growth that will preserve the city’s small-town character and foster sound economic development and diversification.
For more information contact:
David Jervis, press secretary
(707) 498-0260 email@example.com
I didn’t even know she’d been nominated. She was defeated handily by Nader in California.
From Paul Encimer:
Cynthia McKinney in Redway Thursday, May 8, Noon til approximately 1:30 PM
Who would be a front runner if Presidential politics wasn’t run by and for money? Who talks with complete fearlessness about the issues of impeachment, the war, 911? Who is the candidate demanding structural change in the ruling system?
Answers to these questions can be yours by coming to hear Green Party Presidential Candidate Cynthia McKinney. She will be speaking at the Mateel Community Center in Redway, starting at Noon to 1:30 PM on Thursday May 8th. This will be your chance to hear and question Cynthia who is on a whistle stop tour of Northern California: Sonoma, Redway, Eureka, Arcata, Fort Bragg and Ukiah.
Cynthia McKinney has fought against the Same Old Same Old during the 12 years she was a Georgia member to the House of Representatives – the state’s first Black woman. In her first year in Congress, Cynthia was dubbed the successor to staunch Progressives Pat Schroeder and Ron Dellums for their seats on the International Relations and Armed Services committees. None of this prevented the USC grad and Berkeley doctoral candidate from being called “loony” for demanding in 2003 to know the government’s role in 911 and what Bush knew. Twice during her time in the House she overcame re-districting meant to defeat her. Ultimately defeated by cross-over voting where Republicans could cast votes to unseat her, Cynthia at her concession speech sang along with Pink’s “Dear Mr. President”!
Cynthia McKinney has been the soul of controversy. When Democratic Party leadership instructed House and Senate members to ignore the war, she didn’t miss a single national anti-war mobilization. She dared to hold hearings on 911 in 2005 against explicit commands from the leadership. As her last act in Congress she introduced a measure to impeach Bush.
Cynthia has just recently returned from Mexico where she witnessed the resistance of the Congress there to the privatization of the state-owned oil companies. Come to the Mateel on Thursday May 8 to meet a Presidential Candidate of Substance who speaks out with intelligence and heart. Hear her on KMUD on Women on Wednesday (10 am starting time) and Thursday’s Spirit of Rock’n Roll with Jim Kaiser around 1:30 PM.
Cynthia will be the guest at a house party and fundraising in Eureka Thursday night at 6 PM, 1402 M St. (362 0333) and in Arcata at HSU’s Kate Buchanan Room at 7 PM (267-5342)
For more info – 923 4488