Election 2021 is within the books…kind of. There are nonetheless extra election day ballots to depend and the Yakima Metropolis Council race in District #6 actually is just too near name …however there are some issues now to contemplate concerning the final result.
Beginning with the political path of Yakima, admittedly I’m in a bubble. KIT is a conservative radio station. We serve a conservative viewers and we see the world via a conservative perspective…just a little extra proper of middle. After I take a look at the present (non-partisan) Yakima council I see a political combine that does not precisely match my view of Yakima. I’ve at all times mentioned Yakima was a 60/40 Republican/Democrat neighborhood and the outcomes of most elections bear that out. I’ve additionally mentioned because the demographics change that ratio would change too.
Break It Down
In My Opinion, based mostly on statements, votes, remark
|1||Eliana Macias Democrat|
|2||Jason White Republican 2021 Winner Danny Herrera Democrat|
|3||Patricia Byers Republican|
|4||Kay Funk Democrat 2021 Winner Janice Deccio Democrat|
|5||Soneya Lund Democrat|
|6||Brad Hill Average 2021 Undecided Wallace/Brown I/R|
|7||Holly Cousens Democrat|
So if Lisa Wallace wins (she calls herself an Unbiased) the lone conservative perspective on the council will probably be Mayor Patricia Byers and I ponder if the council really represents the Yakima perspective.
On the identical time, the Nationwide Media is reporting the Republican Wave is coming as evidenced by conservative victories in Virginia, Minneapolis, Seattle, and elsewhere.
After I ran in 2009, that council included Invoice Lover, Rick Ensey, Maureen Adkison, Kathey Coffey, Micah Cawley, Dave Edler & Me. All seven had been conservative and two had been uber-conservative.
Why all of the concentrate on get together identification for non-partisan races? As a result of folks take their political philosophy and beliefs with them after they go into workplace, which influences their actions and the way they vote. Based on the Tennesseean,com. the state of Tennessee simply voted to make college board races partisan races so mother and father would know the political identification of the candidates. Nice concept. We should always try this in Washington for College Board and for the Metropolis Council races.
The turnout continues to be embarrassingly low. As of at the moment 11/3/21, candidates within the lead – Danny Herrera has 171 votes, Janice Deccio has 460 votes, and Lisa Wallace has 1,412 votes for a complete of two,043.
I take advantage of rounded numbers for readability -when I gained in 2009 I had 9,000 votes and my opponent had 8,000 plus for a citywide vote whole of 17,400. The measure of citywide vote whole this election was the Yakima College Board race with a mixed vote whole of 5,260,
The numbers will develop some however what is the message to attract from this?. Folks do not care? Folks do not care about these candidates or the present points? Do folks not make the connection between who governs and the way that impacts their lives? For councilpersons -Are you actually governing “with the need of “the folks” when nearly all of “the folks” did not present up, and by “present up”, I imply merely checking the field on the poll that was hand-delivered to your door?
Nearer to the KIT bubble, ought to we discuss native politics on KIT? What do YOU care about? Do you might have any considerations in the case of how the neighborhood is being ruled? Does town council symbolize you and your neighbors or are they extra concerned with their private agendas?
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