Monday, August 4, 2008

Last chance to post your thoughts on the primaries

Before we vote tomorrow. If you'd like to, say it anonymously...


glimmertwinfan said...

Ok, I'll bite.

I'm sick of them and I want the signs cleaned up.

The only thing I really care about is in Ypsi Township. I want Jamnick to win and Stumbo to lose.

I was very, very disappointed to read recent quotes by Ypsi Township officials saying things, that IMHO crossed the line. I believe Eldridge was the one that said something about Jamnick "feeding off the taxpayers". For that - I will vote against everyone on the Stumbo ticket.

Other than that, I don't really care what happens. I am going to enjoy watching the circus in Detroit, though. I hope Kwame's mother gets a major bitch-slapping. But I'm not holding my breath.

Johnny Action Space Punk said...

Thanks for going first glimmertwinfan--

I have my preferences and we'll see how it goes. I too would like to see Kwame's mommy lose, if for no other reason that that horriffic 'Yaw's Boy' tirade.

Anonymous said...

I will be voting for Pete Murdock for 3rd Ward Council. I like his points of view on lots of city issues.

Johnny Action Space Punk said...

Thanks anonymous! That's one vote for former mayor Pete Murdock it appears

Anonymous said...

Johnny help me out here, I live in ward 2, what do you know about these jokers?

Johnny Action Space Punk said...

Anonymous, since I live in Ward 3, I don't spend a LOT of time on Ward 2, I just know how Mr. John Gawlas votes on city business. I have no problem with him, he's an honest guy, with the best interests of the city's financial health at heart. I don't know much at all about Michael Bodary. The Ann Arbor News had high praise for both but did endorse Mr. Gawlas.

Here is their write up:

Ward 2
The ward on Ypsilanti's west side, which includes most of Eastern Michigan University's campus, also has two strong candidates running for the council.

John Gawlas and Michael Bodary both have deep ties to the community and a long list of participation in Ypsilanti area groups. But they do bring different perspectives to the table.

Bodary campaigned vigorously against the proposed city income tax last year, and has been a critic of the contentious Water Street project. Gawlas supported the tax proposal, believing it was a responsible option to put before voters. He also supports Water Street redevelopment, acknowledging the difficulties of the project but noting the importance of restoring a blighted part of town that was dragging down the city.

In addition to Water Street, Bodary is concerned about how the city is handling its relationship with AATA, and wants a better partnership with EMU. Bodary also has received endorsements from the local UAW and AFL-CIO affiliates, and is a strong challenger to the incumbent.

However, we believe Gawlas has shown responsible leadership since he was first elected in 1996, and that he deserves to continue his work on the council. We're confident that Bodary will use his skills and experience in other ways that will benefit the city - perhaps even on the council some day - but we're endorsing Gawlas in this race.

There is no Republican candidate in this primary or in the general election.