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Former Jackson campaign manager aims for Eureka City Council seat

Today is the last day to apply for Frank Jager’s now-vacant slot on the Eureka City Council following his successful election to the gavel-pounding mayor’s seat.  If you have political aspirations, love the proposed Marina Center with all your heart and can take orders from short-tempered developers and their minions, apply today!

The Times-Standard noted two hopefuls in Saturday’s paper: Jeff Lamoree, president of the Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation and Ron Pierre, former campaign manager to Allison Jackson’s failed run for Humboldt County District Attorney.  The T-S neglected to mention Pierre’s connection to camp Jackson.

Despite a major conservative sweep in the City of Eureka during the November elections, the greater County of Humboldt rejected the (mostly) conservative-backed candidate for DA.

  1. WhatNow
    December 13, 2010 at 1:53 am

    Is THIS the best Eureka can muster?
    Pitiful.
    Guess we’ll be paying for that goddamned zoo regardless and Ron can pass on his responsibility as designated driver.

  2. Ponder z
    December 13, 2010 at 5:51 am

    you make it sound like Jackson lost by a landslide.?. Not so, she lost by 2149 votes. In your libtard mind this is all of Humboldt’s choice? 23000 vs 25000? Get real.

  3. Dont be fooled again
    December 13, 2010 at 6:11 am

    Either one of these fine men would make an excellent addition to the city council. They are both highly intelligent and constructive forces in our community. True that Ron is conservative to the extreme and did show poor judgment trying to get Jackson elected to DA, but sometimes people do desperate, absurd things when faced with calamities such as Gallegos. I can’t think of a single negative about Jeff. Good luck gentlemen!

  4. Anonymous
    December 13, 2010 at 7:27 am

    The funny thing is, Jackson is not remotely conservative. Conservatives backed her merely because she had that special quality known as “not Gallegos.”

  5. WhatNow
    December 13, 2010 at 9:15 am

    A ponder-
    I made no mention of numbers.
    you brought it up, from your tiny little prvencal mind(lessness.)
    I’ve sat through meetings with Jeff Lamoree-he makes Frank Jager look dynamic.
    Jeff often showed-up unprepared and obviously unfamiliar with information,agenda and circulars that EVERYONE else in attendance had reviewed.

  6. Anonymous
    December 13, 2010 at 9:39 am

    But wasn’t Ron Pierre just the front man for Rose Welsh, who actually ran Rose’s campaign?
    I saw Rose was featured on the FireDogLake blog recently.

  7. Anonymous
    December 13, 2010 at 11:27 am

    The November, 2008 election had Jager, Endert and many others whining endlessly about their opponents who “turned the council race into a partisan affair”.

    Of course, once they get elected the whining stops and they select a group of partisans to chose a partisan for the vacated council seat.

    If there were an honest intention to “serve the citizens of Eureka”, there would either be a general election, or an automatic appointment of the candidate that received the second-highest votes against Jager (2008), or Bass when she appointed Endert.

    Many other cities have such policies, but our good ol’ hypocrites are not interested in “those other” Eureka citizens, in fairness, or in democracy.

  8. High Finance
    December 13, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    Ron Pierre is a colonel in the US Air Force Reserve, a self-employed businessman, a political commentator on KINS and very active in the community. Those who know him respect him.

    The fact he was a campaign chair for Allison Jackson (a Democrat) shows he has experience in local politics.

    Jeff Lamoree has voluntered thousands of hours to Eureka on the Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation board. The fact his fellow board members elected him President of the board shows he is one that commands respect.

    You’re all just sniping from the Peanut Gallery.

  9. Anonymous
    December 13, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    There is no question that this will only serve to make the council MORE partisan, further proof that Jager was lying when he said he did NOT want the council to be partisan. He just meant he wanted them to all agree with him.
    It will now be up to Linda to speak truth to power as she (hopefully) casts her one dissenting vote.
    Heraldo should be pleased that so many conservatives spend so much time on his blog.

  10. Anonymous
    December 13, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    Sniping from the peanut gallery?
    Do you also make this accusation of Rose?

    There’s no question that it’s an unfair system where they win two seats at once by electing a sitting council-member as mayor and them allowing that person to appoint their own replacement.

  11. A-Nony-Mouse
    December 13, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    I keep tellin’ ya, True Ward voting would solve many problems. It’s time!

  12. anon
    December 13, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    I want to know what happened to Rex Bohn for council..y’all were saying he was a shoe in just a second ago.

  13. I'm not A-Nony-Mouse
    December 13, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    I keep tellin’ ya, True Ward voting would solve our problems. No more caring about what is the best for Eureka, we want power ! We want machine politics ! It’s time!

  14. Plain Jane
    December 14, 2010 at 4:17 am

    Surprise, surprise! Bohn has applied for the 4th ward council seat.

  15. A-Nony-Mouse
    December 14, 2010 at 7:22 am

    I heard yesterday that Rex pulled out last minute. I don’t know the truth so maybe someone in the know will update us.

  16. Plain Jane
    December 14, 2010 at 7:26 am

    He may have pulled out after T-S wrote the story, but that is what they report in today’s paper.

  17. High Finance
    December 14, 2010 at 7:30 am

    Rex has bigger fish to fry.

  18. Plain Jane
    December 14, 2010 at 7:57 am

    The Chamber probably ordered him to withdraw.

  19. Anonymous
    December 14, 2010 at 9:30 am

    Rex is planning to run for 1st District Supervisor so he may feel it’s better not to have just taken an appointment to the CC first?

  20. Auntie Arkley
    December 14, 2010 at 9:41 am

    Lamoree is just an Arkley shill, coming from the Arkely’s Zoo Foundation. Either way, welcome to Arkleyville, another generic N. Cal. community like so many others.

  21. Anonymous
    December 14, 2010 at 9:58 am

    The left is going to have to come up with some better candidates it they want to win in Eureka. For right now, Arkley owns the City Council, so lets see how many jobs they can come up with and how many homeless they get off the streets. It’s their city now, they own it and we should expect immediate results (just as the right wants to claim that Obama is responsible for the nations economy).

  22. Big Al
    December 14, 2010 at 10:14 am

    I am sure they all are Arkley shills…
    RA did well, if the other side wants to do better they need to step up their game.

  23. P,T, Barnum
    December 14, 2010 at 11:07 am

    This is a dog and pony show…..Rex will reign, everything else is a shell game.

  24. Anonymous
    December 14, 2010 at 11:38 am

    “Rex has bigger fish to fry.”

    Like working at a dope grower supply company.

  25. Anonymous
    December 14, 2010 at 11:42 am

    You people sure have a sick obsession about Arkley.

  26. Arcatawitch
    December 14, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    “It’s been 42 days since the Eureka City Council was re-formatted. Mr. Jaeger, where are the jobs?”

    (with thanks to Keith Olbermann)

  27. Anonymous
    December 14, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    From Woodsworker:”Yes, hi fi, ignorance is rampant and your post backs that up. Gotta love those stupid, uninformed opinions that so many like yourself spew forth.”

    THANK YOU,THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
    Most succinct smackdown in days.
    HiFI will be pulling his silver spoon out oif his butt before he can put it back in his mouth,
    Woodsworker for county supervisor!

  28. Eric Kirk
    December 14, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    How come I’m not being considered for the seat?!

  29. tra
    December 14, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    Because. Just because.

  30. Big Al
    December 14, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    word on the street is: Rex is the chosen one.

  31. High Finance
    December 15, 2010 at 9:18 am

    Word on the street is that Jeff Lamorree is the one.

  32. Big Al
    December 15, 2010 at 9:38 am

    we must hang out on different streets

  33. Anonymous
    December 15, 2010 at 10:35 am

    Does sitting Rex on the council help him in his run for 2nd District Supervisor, or is that 2012 race too soon to be have just been sat on the council? That’s the question that Arkley must be struggling with before he gives Jager his instructions on who to appoint.

  34. Anonymous
    December 15, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    Whoever is seated on the council would have to run for election for that seat in 2012.

  35. Anonymous
    December 15, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Or supervisor…

  36. A-Nony-Mouse
    December 15, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    Interesting stats from this election. Kuhnel won AGAIN in his own ward. The votes were very skewed by ward so two other wards CONTROLLED the results. Turnout was again a problem with lower turnout on the Westside where their polling place was ‘conveniently’ located at the Wharfinger so no one would have to bother walking to the polls.
    The Westside carried Measure O. Apparently they thought they had more invested in public safety and were willing to pay for it.
    The Eastside was higher on Measure N and lower on O. The two mwasures tended to work opposite each other, not exclusively, but noticeably when the votes are charted.
    The reason for Ward voting is exactly to prevent voting power from other parts of town dictating who represents our neighborhoods. As I said, Ron Kuhnel WON in his ward in the last two elections but lost to the richer parts of town like Lunbar Hills. That’s not right. We should be able to select who will represent us in our own neighborhoods. We could try it conditionally for two cycles. Now watch Big Money scream about the unfairness of Ward voting because it would be tougher to control.

  37. High Finance
    December 15, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    And once again Mouse, ward voting discourages council members from thinking of what is best for the city as a whole & encourages thinking selfishly of their own tiny neighborhood.

    It could also mean that 2-300 people could control a council member.

    This is one of the reasons why our national government is in such a horrific mess. Congressmen bringing pork home to their tiny districts and to hell with the country & its soaring deficit. Just get re-elected, sell your vote on other member’s pork as long as your pork gets through.

  38. Plain Jane
    December 15, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    That is one of the craziest things you’ve ever said, HiFi. What part of representational democracy don’t you get?

  39. mresquan
    December 15, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    “ward voting discourages council members from thinking of what is best for the city as a whole & encourages thinking selfishly of their own tiny neighborhood.”

    Extend your views there to the county and Bonnie Neely would have been re-elected and Cleary would have won in the fifth.Would you prefer the county voted at large as well?

  40. Anonymous
    December 15, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    At-large elections can work fine in small towns, and most towns have at-large elections. Eureka has at-large elections, but the problem is the ward residency requirement. The establishment will kill your attempts to convert to a ward election system, which not only eliminate their residency hurdle but would create a government at odds with their goals of economic domination. The best hope is to try to eliminate the residency requirement, maybe in court. Ron?

  41. mresquan
    December 15, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    Or just eliminate the wards and vote using ranked choice voting.

  42. High Finance
    December 15, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    mresquan, the county is larger than Eureka. Hoopa is far different than Ferndale. Some places are more than 100 miles from other places.

    It is far different situation in tiny Eureka. No neighborhood is more than five miles from any other.

    But even then the county does sometime suffer with “ward” elections. Witness the Foster-Gill project. The other four board members would rather have dense housing in Jimmy Smith’s district than their own. There is not one damn thing the Cutten residents can do to those four for voting for anything in their area.

  43. Plain Jane
    December 15, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    Democracy can be messy, but it’s still better than the alternative.

  44. December 18, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    It is kind of neat that Mr.Pierre?? was campaign manager for Jackson ( I thought it was Rose ) Either way, it worked out well for the Gallegos’ campaign.

    I keep seeing names pop up as “campaign strategist” “campaign manager” “campaign consultant” etc.
    Does it mean anything?

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