The third in the series of four interviews with the DA candidates on KHSU – 7:00 p.m. tonight. Will be a call-in format as usual.
I’ve already interviewed Elan Firpo and Arnie Klein. You can listen to those interviews and last week’s candidate forum at the Arcata Community Center on the KHSU archives. I will be interviewing Maggie Fleming on April 24.
I was in Sohum on Tuesday evening and didn’t see any D.A. candidate signs anywhere. They’ve plastered Eureka. Usually by now there would be Paul Gallegos signs all over the place in Sohum where he has always been very popular, even to ignore the endorsements of local leaders for other candidates (Estelle, for example, voted for a Democratic Party Central Committee endorsement of Allison Jackson – Sohum overwhelmingly voted for her, but didn’t follow her example). But as of yet none of the new candidates has claimed the Sohum candidate mantle. Sohum has been a factor in close elections before. Will it adopt a candidate this time?
It does seem that the Gallegos model of priorities is now fixed – the mantra of all four candidates being, “Go after the cartel mega-grows, leave the ‘mom & pop’ grows alone when possible.” Paul G. has apparently altered the political landscape on that issue. Permanently.
So are there other issues of particular importance to Sohum? Half the callers in my Arnie Klein interview were from Sohum. What are your questions? Post them here, and if you can’t call in tonight I’ll ask them for you.