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Meet Susan Adams, Congressional Candidate

Meet Susan Adams at the Democratic Headquarters (129 5th Street) in Eureka on Thursday, Sept. 15th from 7-8:30pm. Here she is speaking to Democrats in Mendocino County.

[Press Release]

Dr. Susan Adams is running for Congress to fight for healthy communities on the North Coast. She will work hard to rebuild thriving economies, create green jobs, protect access to quality health care and implement clean, renewable energy programs. She will push for programs to restore our fragile wetlands and watershed, to support parks and open space, and to provide public transit, bike paths and trails.

As a member of the Marin County Board of Supervisors, Susan has a track record of real accomplishments. Susan was instrumental in establishing the Marin Clean Energy program, which provides ratepayers a choice of cleaner, greener, non-polluting energy while keeping dollars in the local community.

A registered nurse practitioner and maternity clinical specialist, Susan has dedicated her life to improving family health. She established Marin’s Volunteer Medical Reserve Corp and helped build Marin’s Health and Wellness Campus. Susan will bring that professional expertise to Congress to push for single payer, universal health care.

Susan and her family have deep, multigenerational roots in Northern California, including family here in Humboldt County. She knows our area and will work hard to represent the needs of the North end of the North Coast.

Come meet Susan this Thursday evening at 7:00 at Humboldt Democratic Party Headquarters, 129 5th Street in Eureka!

For more information go to http://www.susanadamsforcongress.com/

  1. High Finance
    September 14, 2011 at 10:51 am

    oh boy, she is going to fight for thriving economy, green jobs, health care, clean energy, wetlands, parks, public transportation, bikes & paths.

    The only things she left out were mom, apple pie and a chicken in every pot.

    I am underwhelmed.

  2. Eric Kirk
    September 14, 2011 at 10:52 am

    It looks like we’ve got a slew of progressive candidates to choose from.

    Of course, the rumor is that Gavin Newsom will run.

  3. retired guy
    September 14, 2011 at 11:00 am

    HiFi–Are you a Tea Party member? It certainly sounds like it. All of them have their heads up their ass.

  4. Anonymous
    September 14, 2011 at 11:18 am

    I agree with you High Fi. It’s the same old bullet points that every politician says. It’s sad but I’ve pretty much given up on any politician meaning anything they say or actually having an ability to effect the changes the talk about.

  5. September 14, 2011 at 11:20 am

    I didn’t know that Gavin had moved to Marin, or maybe he hasn’t, since Congress Members don’t HAVE to live in the district they run in.

    We going to have at least three or four really progressive choices (all of whom will hopefully annoy HF and her Tea Party friends) this time around. The winner will no doubt be to the left of Mike Thompson. It’s even possible that two of them will end up facing off in November now that we have an open primary.

  6. Boris
    September 14, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    High Finance says:
    September 14, 2011 at 10:51 am

    “oh boy, she is going to fight for thriving economy, green jobs, health care, clean energy, wetlands, parks, public transportation, bikes & paths.”

    I agree with Mr. Hi Fi. These sissy Americans talk of clean water but where is the profit in that? Now my country is Capitalist and we only work on creating wealth. Where is the profit in health care for all, wetlands, public transportation, and bikes? You need to give those wetlands to Mr. Robin Arkley. He will create buildings and jobs and profit. Not these stupid bicycles. If you want clean water, buy a water filter at Wal*Mart, they have many at a good price.

  7. Boris
  8. Decline To State
    September 14, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Newsom is tired of being Lieutenant Governor already? Doubt it.

  9. High Finance
    September 14, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Sounds like when you retired, Retired Guy, you turned in your thinking cap also.

  10. Anonymous
    September 14, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    Gavin and wife did move to Marin, where both of them grew up. They are currently expecting Kid #2. S.F. is hell on families.

  11. Anonymous
    September 14, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    I thought Newsome got caught cheating on his wife and got divorced,

  12. SNaFU
    September 14, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Green jobs = Evasive plant whacking between Arcata & Eureka’s wetlands. Whoopie-freaking-doo!
    Environmental enforcement issues = OMG, more?
    Go back to the big city on your bicycle (or Toyota Prius) and have Mike Thompson buy you lunch on Mendocino County’s dime on the way.
    [I bet she doesn’t own an American made bicycle]

  13. September 14, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Newsome didn’t just cheat on his wife ,he cheated with his supposed best friend’s wife . That makes him a double low down dirty dog if he’s capable of betraying both his wife and his best friend. He’s spoiled entitled rich boy garbage.. I never vote for that guy he’s completely untrustworthy.

  14. Eric Kirk
    September 14, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    It’s even possible that two of them will end up facing off in November now that we have an open primary.

    It’ll certainly be two Democrats. The open primary’s pretty much going to shut the Republicans out in our district. Inland, it’ll probably be all Republican. I suspect that there will be an initiative to overturn this thing in a few years.

  15. Not A Native
    September 14, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    Don’t agree Eric. If a district is truly ‘locked up’ by one party, then its more democratic to have competition within that party. As I see it, the new system is a simple form of ranked choice voting, allowing the ‘minority party’ voters greater influence the outcome. My hope it that will reduce the amount of gridlock polarization now in the legislatures.

    But I agree, its an experiment and if it produces absurd results, it should be repealed.

  16. September 14, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    I suspect it will mean some districts will end up with only two Republicans or only two Democrats to choose from. I would be kind of pissed off if I had no candidate from my party to vote for.
    Meanwhile, HiFi, I’m guessing you want someone who is AGAINST all those values and programs outlined by the candidate above? Yeah, I thought so. The Dark Ages were really fun for you, weren’t they?

  17. Decline To State
    September 14, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    oh boy, she is going to fight for thriving economy, green jobs, health care, clean energy, wetlands, parks, public transportation, bikes & paths.

    The only things she left out were mom, apple pie and a chicken in every pot.

    I am underwhelmed.

    Damn I hate agreeing with HiFi but agree her clip here lacks substance. Same ole’ same ‘ole. She has a limited experience and a limited agenda. I’d like to be offered a candidate with a much larger scope and a much rounder perspective.

  18. Guest
    September 14, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Looks like you got the entire tea party on one page. Can you wave some kind of wand and banish the entire bunch to cyber limbo where they can live in perpetual redundancy? They are already there.

  19. retired guy
    September 14, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    HiFi–At least I have a thinking cap. Tea Partiers have dunce caps.

  20. Anonymous
    September 14, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Is this site about free speech and being able to voice your opinion or do we shut people off just because they are conservative and don’t agree with us? Are we that afraid.

  21. Fact Checker
    September 15, 2011 at 8:00 am

    Anonymous says:
    September 14, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    “Is this site about free speech and being able to voice your opinion…”

    Facts, Schmacts. Just blow your Fair and Balanced opinion. Blow it hard.

  22. Anonymous
    September 15, 2011 at 8:20 am

    i wonder what some of you idiots do in real life? probably fucking up my lunch order. what is so hard about “no onions”?

  23. Anonymous
    September 15, 2011 at 8:21 am

    9:55, do you think passionately disagreeing with conservatives is “shutting them off?” Are you alleging that they aren’t allowed to post their opinions here? Your complaints might be more effective with less whine and more substance.

  24. Plain Jane
    September 15, 2011 at 8:23 am

    Oops, cleared my cookies this morning and forgot to fill in the ID.

  25. Plain Jane
    September 15, 2011 at 8:23 am

    8:21 is me.

  26. Sports guy
    September 15, 2011 at 9:23 am

    9:55, this is a bunch of people who do not want to discuss things or attempt to look at thiings from any other perspective than their own. They also like to criticize conservatives for doing the same thing. It’s really pretty void of serious political debate.
    Not saying the liberal view is the wrong view. Simply, there are many ways to look at things. This site butchers people who do not repeat the most extreme liberal rhetoric. Sometimes it can be funny.

  27. High Finance
    September 15, 2011 at 9:38 am

    It would appear to me that if 9.55pm is talking about “Guest” he would be right.

    And Mouse, your post was rather childish wasn’t it ? All black or white ?

  28. Anonymous
    September 15, 2011 at 10:16 am

    Booooo! Eric it looks like we have a slew of nothing to choose from. We are in the crapper from all this progressive BS and you want more.

  29. Load Me Another
    September 15, 2011 at 10:42 am

    There’s a lot of “fighting” built into these candidates which = Meanies, correct? No reasonable conversation with actual substance and solutions, just fighting. That’s how we achieve things like Solyndra in the end. Fighting and demonizing is all they’ve got. Aren’t we all tired of this, no matter what side of the aisle it’s coming from? Can’t the “new industry” in this area be something other than dirtbag hippies, homeless, and gutter weeds? This is what our local gov’t has produced for our shrinking population and is why people are leaving. No young families really want to move here, just more whining non-producers is what we attract.

  30. September 15, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    If you want to talk about what politicians say…then even Adolf Hitler promised the exact same things that Reagan, Nixon or Clinton promised.
    That’s the main complicity of the corporate-media with the ruling elite; it comments and examines what politicians “say”, while completely ignoring, or even covering up what they actually “Do”.

  31. Anonymous
    September 16, 2011 at 1:07 am

    We have no choice. These gas bags even make the lack luster Thompson look palletable. The likes of Salzman, Glass, Lovelace, and the other dim bulbs at HCDCC must just be wetting their collective panties over the prospect of more,more,more green jobs. Never mind that they kill 4 jobs for evryone they create. Then they die of economic stupidity. Great formula. We B f”d!

  32. Sonia Baur
    September 17, 2011 at 2:38 am

    A nurse who is called doctor was kind of confusing to me. Poking farther into her web site, I found the answer. She has a doctorate in nursing. Can’t be a very common degree.

  33. Richard
    September 17, 2011 at 10:08 am

    That’s right, she’s a professor as well as a nurse. We saw her speak last night at the DOTY dinner and she was amazing. A real breath of fresh air. And I’ve long been a fan of the CNA and their strong position on Single Payer Healthcare (also known as Medicare for all).
    I agree that the open primary will be a little bit like Ranked Choice Voting just in that people who would otherwise be voting for the sure loser (i.e. in Nov, a Rep here or a Dem in Redding) will instead be casting what could well be the deciding vote for the more “moderate” of two, in a general election. That was the primary motive for the change, to elect more moderates and theoretically lessen gridlock in Sac (we’ll see how that plays out). But it will all depend on how the 22% DTS vote. Dems make up 50% in the new district and the conventional wisdom is you need closer to 70% to ensure a same party run off in an open primary. If the Dems split their vote between six candidate and only on Rep was running you could well end up with a Rep and Dem in Nov. But it’s plenty likely it will be two Dems and if it’s Huffman (who seems excellent on the issues and is the clear front runner) and Adams, Susan could well win in November. Solomon is wonderful, but I see no path to victory for him in November.
    BTW, I spoke to someone who knows Gavin and he is NOT running for this seat. He may go after Feinstein’s, but he is not running for Congress, …and that was his last wife he famously cheated on. There’s still lots of time for other candidates to enter this race, but for us liberals, we’ve already got several excellent choices, all of whom I would describe as to the left of Thompson.

  34. Anonymous
    September 17, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    I also saw her speak. A nice ,smart lady. Who can’t connect the reality she deals with at work with the hard choices we have to make to correct the failure of big government.

  35. High Finance
    September 17, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    Of course partisan Dems would want an open primary. It would end all the pretense that California is a two party state.

    Meanwhile California is going bankrupt. Health care, schools and parks are being decimated by cuts. Yet you people still want to reelect the same people who have done this to us ?

    I cannot understand you people.

  36. tra
    September 18, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Actually, the idea behind California’s new “jungle primary” system is that it would produce more “moderates.”

    The argument is that under the current party-primary system, the nominees are, by definition, those candidates who succeed in capturing the votes of each party’s “base.” Then in the general election, voters have to choose between these pre-selected base-oriented partisans.

    The idea of the new system is that since all candidates in the primary are competing for the votes of the full electorate, the winning candidates will be those who are able to attract a significant amount of support from those who are not part of any party’s “base.” And then the two top vote-getters, from whatever party or parties (or no party) would compete against each other in the general election.

    Many “partisan Dems” are just as opposed to the “jungle primary” system as
    “partisan Republicans” are, and for the same reason: They fear that this system will weaken the power of the party apparatus and party insiders to decide which candidates voters will be able to choose from. Many of us who are not committed partisans agree with that analysis, but where we differ is that we don’t see that as a bad thing.

    Now whether the new “jungle primary” will actually work out that way or not remains to be seen. But given the significant dysfuntionalities of the current system, I think it’s wrth a try. And apparently many California voters agree, which is why this was passed by a majority of voters through the initiative process.

  37. The Big Picture
    September 18, 2011 at 11:09 am

    First he chides Susan Adams for demanding investments in human resources, then he laments divestment in human resources.

    I must agree with the others, Hi-Ball needs a martini, stat!

  38. Richard
    September 19, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Let there be no mistake, the Dems were categorically opposed to the open primary. In a traditional election as we use to have HiFi and all of her fellow Republicans in a district like the new 2nd were just throwing away their vote on the losing Republican candidates (same for Dems in the red districts). Dems did NOT support this change.
    And the change in who created the new districts was an initiative put forth by Republicans, that they are not challenging in court! Apparently the “citizens” committee didn’t draw districts any more to their liking.

  39. High Finance
    September 19, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    I fail to understand why Democrats are allowed to help pick Republican party candidates, why Republicans are allowed to help decide on who the Democrat party nominates.

    And why decline to states, who don’t belong to any party, should be allowed to decide any party’s candidates ?

  40. Plain Jane
    September 19, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    I agree, HiFi, but the majority of the people who voted in California don’t.

  41. tra
    September 19, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    I fail to understand…


    Under the new system, Republicans can put forward any candidate(s) they want in the primary, so can Democrats, and so can any other party. The difference is that the parties have no guarantee that their candidate gets to be in the general election, that’s up to the voters.

    But it’s amusing to see Republicans whining about the fact that they will no longer automatically get a spot on the general election ballot, even if their candidate has little support (of course the same goes for Democrats). Apparently these Republicans are used to the affirmative action arrangemet, and are shocked to find out that now they’ll have to compete right alongside everyone else.

    Boo hoo.

  42. High Finance
    September 21, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    Clearly you need to have things spelled out for you Tra.

    When I said “I fail to understand” I was not talking about the mechanics of the open primary system. I was talking about the logic & the rationale behind it.

    We don’t let Arcatans vote in Fortuna’s election or Californians vote in Texas elections. Doing that would also elect more mushy moderates.

    This will elect more conservative Democrats but once in office they will still kowtow to the Democrat bigwigs & powers that be.

  43. Plain Jane
    September 21, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    But we do let Ward 1 residents vote in Ward 2 elections, etc. and you support that, HiFi, because that elects more chamber conservatives.

  44. The Big Picture
    September 21, 2011 at 1:47 pm


  45. High Finance
    September 22, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Even PJ & The Big Picture must know that, in Eureka, the people on C street have everything in common with the people on J street while the people of Arcata have much less in common with the people in Fortuna.

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