Marks out of Democratic Central Committee
Local politico Richard Marks made good on a threat to quit the Humboldt County Democratic Central Committee when he resigned — again — before leaving Wednesday’s meeting. The committee then voted overwhelmingly to accept his resignation.
The resignation followed an hour of contentious debate surrounding Richard’s appearance on a series of election mailers for candidates in the City of Eureka. The mailers claim the candidates are supported by Democrats, despite the Central Committee’s endorsement of opposing candidates.
City Councilwoman Linda Atkins was nominated to replace Marks, and the Committee will be vote on the nomination at its November meeting.
Supervisor candidate Virginia Bass pulled a similar stunt last spring, blanketing Eureka with propaganda stating she had Democratic support. In reality incumbent Bonnie Neely beat Bass for most votes to win the Democratic endorsement.
Bass and Neely participated in a forum on KEET Wednesday night and when asked about political role models, Bass named her dad (a Republican) and GOP icon Ronald Reagan.