Today is election day!!!!
Vote Vote, Votevotevote!!!
You can vote on many things, but most notably you can vote for acquaintance of the blog and and local Alameda politician Tony Daysog. Well I can. You could too, but not if you live in alameda (sorry AndBears).
This is because he's running for the 11th district congressional seat representing all of the CEB and parts of west east bay, but not alameda.
About a month ago, I received an email from Alameda Councilmember Tony Daysog expressing interest in running for Congress. I was admittedly caught flat-footed by the email. Why would Daysog, a Democrat and two-time councilman in Alameda run against Rep. Barbara Lee, one of the most popular representatives in the state? When I met up with Daysog one sunny Alameda morning a few weeks back, this was my first question. "No," Daysog protested. "I want to run for George Miller’s seat."
maybe he sensed an opening. maybe he thought this was his only shot. I don't know but the first I heard about this was in reviewing my ballot last night.
I doubt he will succed, but he may make the second ballot.
A presumed frontrunner in the race to replace Miller, however, has already been anointed. State Sen. Mark DeSaulnier jumped into the race just hours after Miller announced his retirement and gained the congressman’s endorsement in short time.
As you might presume from the title, Tony doesn't live in district 11, because he has to live in Alameda to serve on the city council there: ergo he is a carpetbagger, but it's all OK since he works in dubcee (next door to twist I'm sure).
Don't forget to vote.