Vorderbruggen: Frazier Trumped Fellow Democrat Competitors

Lisa Vorderbruggen, Contra Costa Times columnists,  was kind to Oakley Candidate Jim Frazier running for Assembly District 11 seat when she mentions he “trumped” fellow Democrat competitors—I like that terminology. For the record he received 96% at the Pre-Endorsement Conference.

The following is what she wrote.

In the newly drawn heavily Democratic Assembly District 11 — east Contra Costa County and a large chunk of Solano County — the dominant party’s nod for the upcoming political contest went to Oakley Mayor Jim Frazier.

He trumped two fellow Democrats — labor negotiator Patricia Hernandez, of Rio Vista, and retired Benicia fire Chief Gene Gantt in last weekend’s endorsement conference.

In my opinion, it’s time for Mr. Gantt and Ms. Hernandez to drop out of the race after last weekend hit both of them with a dose of reality.  Both are not qualified and are outclassed by the other three candidates which include Len Augustine and Mike Hudson.

Vorderbruggen went on to question whether or not party endorsements will help in the open primary as one must appeal to both Democrat, Republican, and Independents—it’s safe to say anytime you can get an endorsement that someone else doesn’t get, common sense says it’s a good thing.

Looking at the Assembly 11 District demographics, there is a population of 466,986 where nearly half are democrats. Below is a full look at the demographics and population of each city.

About Assembly District 11

Population: 466,986
Democrats: 48 percent
Republicans: 28 percent
Decline to state: 19 percent

  • Antioch – 102,729
  • Bethel Island – 2,137
  • Brentwood – 54,605
  • Byron – 1,360
  • Discovery Bay – 13,403
  • Elmira – 155
  • Fairfield – 105,693
  • Isleton – 1,986
  • Knightsen – 412
  • Oakley – 36,515
  • Pittsburg – 84,641
  • Rio Vista – 7,911
  • Suisun City – 28,263
  • Vacaville – 99,475
  • Walnut Grove – 2,533

About burkforoakley

I call it like I see it . I love my city, I love my community and I want what is best for the people around me. Do the right thing, I will support you. Do the wrong thing, I will oppose you!
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