With August 13, 2020 being the last day to file papers declaring candidacy, the race for November is almost set.
Heather Wollin filed papers for her city council candidacy on August 7, making her the third woman to declare for the race, another first for local politics. “I took an oath to defend the Constitution of the United States of America and the Constitution of the State of California. It was a very moving experience,” she offered. “I hope that throughout this election we can all listen and learn from each other in order to come up with new innovative ideas to help shape our community for years to come.”
Yasmine-Imani McMorrin has opened ‘office hours’ as a means of reaching around the pandemic to connect with voters. McMorrin’s campaign has launched an online system where anyone can schedule a brief talk with the candidate. Users sign-up for the candidate’s newsletter on her campaign’s website, mcmorrinforculvercity.com, and are sent a link to choose a time slot from an easy-to-use Doodle poll calendar. They receive an email confirming the date and time, with a Zoom link they use to converse with McMorrin. “My goals for city government are centered on equity and inclusion. Part of that is finding ways to reach people, and listen to every voice in the community, including those who have been underrepresented, or are absent from civic decision-making.”
Darrel Menthe has aded two more endorsements, getting the nod from Council member Meghan Sahli-Wells and School Board member Dr. Kelly Kent. Sahli-Wells enthused “Darrel Menthe has been instrumental in leading the Downtown Business Association through the unprecedented health and economic crisis. His innovative thinking and ability to collaborate with diverse stakeholders are outstanding assets that will serve the entire city well.”
Kent offered “Darrel is our turnkey leader on housing and thriving communities. He’s also willing to listen at a time when centering marginalized voices is where the work needs to live.”
When the county offices close tomorrow, the field will be set, and the race will be on.