I just read the candidate forms for Chico City Council. Here’s my first impression after reading their candidate forms and statements. I was not impressed with Jeffery Glatz, he had no statement and he redacted his phone number and home address? That’s weird. If he doesn’t want to be open about his residence and opinions eh, do we need him?
Next, Mercedes Macias, she’s involved with Theater on Ridge and has done some quasi-government related environmental committee work. She lost my vote when she said, “Together we will facilitate interagency support networks…blah, blah, blah. ” That is pure liberal speak and it sends shivers right through my pocket book when I hear it.
The infamous Karl Ory is trying for council. . . again? Oh, no! Give us a break. If you don’t know who he is you probably don’t know who Bob Mulholland is either. Two words for both guys…bad news.
Moving right along, we have candidate Loretta Ann Torres. Don’t know her, but her statements says she’s a widow and has some practical business experience. She sounds okay and I am ready to hear more as she avails herself to us. No further opinion.
We’ve got two liberal incumbents running, Tami Ritter and Ann Schwab. Neither had a clue what to do about bringing business in and moving the bums out. Both have been weak council members and have contributed little of any value to the City. So, why re-elect them?
Randal Stone is another liberal incumbent in the running, but unlike the two above, he’s a bit more active. He is at least willing listen to both sides. He’s neither good nor bad, but we could do worse, and we have.
Lisa Duarte is a new face coming in with an old liberal line on spending. In her candidate statement she whines about the current fiscally responsible council we all love and adore and she would like a change. She makes no mention of the near bankrupt City we had a few years ago, so maybe she missed why we have this council? I get the feeling that operating in the black is not one of her priorities. Lisa, I hate to break this to you, but we’re still suffering economic pain from the last liberal council, so I seriously doubt your call for more spending will resonate with voters. But, nice try.
Candidate Sean Morgan is another incumbent and he’s a good one! Despite teaching at Chico State he remains a fiscal conservative. He’s been fair, honest and he’s one of the most reasonable of all the candidates this year. It would be a great loss to the people of Chico if Sean Morgan didn’t get re-elected. Jovanni Tricerri is a fiscal conservative candidate with a business background. He comes highly recommended by our current Mayor. That’s good enough for me, he’s got my vote!
Lastly we have Jon Scott. He sounds fine to me so far. He says in his candidate form that he is our “no BS candidate.” You have to read his statement to fully appreciate that!
To read all the candidate statements click here.