Political Fix (21 March, 2019)

What would happen if everyone voted? California voter turnout for the November 2018 election was the highest in 36 years for a non-presidential election. A few statistics were thrown around, but no specific reason was given for the increase. The California Secretary of State website noted that an additional 5 million people voted in November […]

Political Fix (7 March, 2019)

You Go Girl! In Chicago two African American women were the top two vote getters out of 14 candidates for mayor. On February 26, 2019 Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle advanced to an April 2 runoff election. The election is already being heralded as historic because it will elect Chicago’s first African American woman. Ms. Lightfoot […]

Political Fix (7 February, 2019)

Silence of the Damned In late spring of 2018 Lemoore’s City Manager, Andi Welsh, was fired. That made Lemoore Police Chief Darryl Smith the interim city manager. Being the interim city manager meant he would be on the committee to hire a new city manager. Lemoore ended up hiring Nathan Olson, and just by coincidence, […]

Political Fix (3 January, 2019)

Valley Voice’s Top Ten Stories Online and Facebook Top ten stories from our website for 2018: Former Exeter officer identified as Golden State Killer, Visalia Ransacker suspect Both Tulare police chief & city manager fired in one day Tulare Mayor takes on the Ag community Tulare Councilman Accused of Fraud, Threatening Employees Tulare citizens erupt […]

Political Fix (20 December, 2018)

Evette Bakke likes Kern County In my December 6 Political Fix I misconstrued a comment made by campaign manager Evette Bakke during an election party. When the subject of updates were discussed she said, “Oh, we don’t like Kern.” She did not mean that she didn’t like the candidates or the voters. She meant that […]

Political Fix (6 December, 2018)

Isn’t Cock Fighting Illegal? Democrats won every statewide office, gained super majorities in both state houses, flipped seven of their seven targeted congressional races, and will control the House of Representatives in Washington come January. Time for the Democrats to celebrate, right? Wrong. The fighting started this summer between consummate party insider, Eric Bauman, and […]

Political Fix (15 November, 2018)

A Midterm Post Mortem It was freezing and quiet outside St John’s Hall in Hanford with a few unconcerned security guards lingering by the doors, but hot and crowded inside the Portuguese Hall on Election Night. Even though not in his district, this was still Nunes country, and a Nunes-friendly crowd, where no sharp edged […]