The Contra Costa Times Editorial Board gave a rundown of their recommendations for Tuesday’s election. But facts are a funny thing with this editorial board as time and time again they cannot be trusted and are dishonest with the voter’s which is why their recommendations should he ignored. Take for instance the AD-11 endorsement as they endorsed Mike Hudson who essentially blew them off and missed the interview.
Don’t take my word for it, if you remember, they posted the videos which had on day 1: Jim Frazier, Len Augustine, Charles Kingeter and Gene Gantt—they were waiting for Mike Hudson who never showed. They were told Patricia Hernandez had a prior engagement and would not be attending.
At two forums after the Times interview and endorsement, three of the four candidates informed me the Times was expecting Mr. Hudson and he never showed.
The second video shows Mike Hudson with Patricia Hernandez holding the interview with Hudson given a second chance. But what is worse for Hudson is his own campaign admitted he mixed up the days which was never reported or disclosed. Sure it happens, but it was never disclosed to the voters nor was it fair to any of the other candidates.
Based on the Times Editorial dynamics, this endorsement was never going to a Democrat, but its an endorsement that should have been given to Len Augustine by default—unfortunately, the Times makes up the rules as they go.
According to the other candidates, the times provided an email invite, and phone calls confirming.
As for Measure S, its just 1 of 2 Measures they are urging folks to vote “no” on. I can see why, they are tied to the hip with the Contra Costa Taxpayers Association and it would not be good business for them to go against their partners for their monthly events they put on together.
All the more reason to ignore a majority of what the Editorial Board says.
For the 11th Assembly District, the board suggests voting for either former Vacaville Mayor Len Augustine or Oakley City Councilman Jim Frazier. Both gentlemen have the governing experience to represent this newly formed district, which includes most of Solano County and parts of Contra Costa County.