Fight back on this unfair, twisted election glitch. And DO vote for Mary Ann Nihart!
Pacifica Tribune/Tribune Staff, 11/2/16. "Nihart resigns from City Council race."
|Return City Council incumbent|
Mary Ann Nihart to City Council
for possible Council appointment, or for
Special Election if they and she are willing.
.... City Clerk Kathy O’Connell said the voting process will not change. ... If Nihart is re-elected, the city would follow its normal vacancy-filling process, she said. 'The City Council could fill the vacancy either by appointment or by calling a special election,' said O’Connell.
Congresswoman Jackie Speier announced Friday she will seek a change to the Hatch Act to permit federal employees in non-partisan races to run for office, even if a political party decides to endorse a candidate. .... ... 'The Hatch Act should never result in a different entity other than the State of California effectively determining that a race is partisan. ... and I think we should simply establish that an office is non-partisan if there is no partisan label on the ballot. I will work with the Office of Special Counsel and my colleagues in the House to create this bright line under the Hatch Act.'
|The City Council that began City improvement.|
Vote for incumbent City Councilmember Mary Ann Nihart!
Related, comments. With regard to Mary Ann's withdrawal from the City Council race, there have been many astute comments, two of these follow. Steve Sinai 11/1/16 article title comment "... You should still vote for Mary Ann". And from the ...confirmed City answers reprint 11/2/16, an action summary from the Local Libertarian, 11/3/16, 12:47 a.m.: "What to do next: 1) Vote for Nihart and see to it she wins. 2) Nihart will relinquish her seat, 3) Get the city council to re-appoint Nihart being that she won the popular vote, 4) OR call for re-election, delay the process till a viable replacement candidate is identified, 5) Go to Polls. ... the immediate objective right now should be to ensure Nihart wins. Get out and vote!"
Note photographs. City Council 2013 by Jane Northrop from The Mercury News/Jane Northrop/Staff, 9/10/13, "City Council appoints Pacifica's first woman City Manager." Left to right: Keren Ervin, Mary Ann Nihart, Lorie Tinfow (City Manager), Lenn Stone, Sue Digre and Mike O'Neill. Mary Ann Nihart campaigning at Fog Fest 2016 by Carol Camacho from Pacifica Tribune/Staff, 10/6/16, "City Council race takes new twist."
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