the campaign this page was arranged so that the most recent post was at
the top. I reorganized it so that it would read as a story, oldest
first. A lot of the items on this page are links to more detailed
entries. If something is outlined or underlined in blue then clicking
it will probably unfold into an interesting page. I say probably
because it seems like pages outside my control go off the air one by
thanks to Roy Harrison for taking the above really good picture of me
use during the campaign.
3/1/06: I have
finished all of the steps required to get my name on the June 6 ballot.
The declaration of Candidacy hasn't rippled through to the Secretary
, but the Registrar told me I had done everything I
needed to do.
out my answers to
these interesting questionnaires: SFGP
Attended Candidate Night in the San Francisco Green Party
Attended a Strategy Session for Green Party Candidates in
at the open mike at the Red Rock Coffee House in
Mountain View. Steve, who introduced me, said "this is the first time
we've ever hosted a politician."
at the teach in
about the Gulf War at San Jose State.
to march with the 241 mile march winding its
way from Tijuana to San Francisco. I think there were something like
700 people there, many more than I was expecting. They were very
opposed to HR 4473. You could see it in the signs they carried,
and the way they responded when speakers said things about how
bad that piece of legislation is.
a fund raiser in
Mountain View. Raised about $100.
the crowd at the premier of "Sir! No Sir!", at the
Grand Lake Theater in Oakland. Sir! No Sir! is a movie about how the
anti war movement developed in the American soldiers during the Vietnam
war. I got a lot out of seeing it.
the crowd at the Noruz festival in Vasona Park.
Marched with the environmental justice community in the pouring rain on
PG&E's Hunters Point Power Plant, demanding it be shut down because
of the cancer clusters in the community living around it.
Worked the crowd at a Code Pink benefit put on my Fontain's
MUSE and Hamsa Lila at the Avalon Ballroom. Also helped at Carol
Brouillet's Green Party table.
Attended Barry Hermanson's party in San Francisco.
Attended the first debate between the three Candidates going
for the Green Nomination at KFCF in Fresno.
Marched with the Mountain View Voices for Peace in the
Mountain View Parade. Later I attended the San Benito County Green
Party meeting. After that I spent the evening working the crowd at the
Acterra Decadent Dinner.
Marched in yet another immigrants rights march in San Francisco.
Worked the crowd at the Depeche Mode Concert at Shoreline.
Critical Mass in San Francisco.
the day working the crowd at the New Living Expo in
the Concourse Exhibition Center.
Marched for immigrants rights in San Francisco along with about 50,000
up the new license plates for my car from the DMV in Redwood City.
the day by working the crowd at a Pagen Festival in Berkeley. Did the
hokey pokey with a large circle of fellow travelers. Around 4:20 I went
to Civic Center Plaza where they were celebrating some NORML festival.
the day by making buttons and folding fliers. The I went up to Samina's
Muslim Voice Annual Solidarity Open House in Palo Alto. After that I
looked at art and worked the crowd at the Art & Wine festival in
downtown Mountain View.
at the San Mateo County Green Party Candidates night event.
Attended the San Mateo County Peak Oil Awareness group meeting. Got
Attended the first three way live debate between myself,
Todd Chretien, and Kent Mesplay.
Worked the crowd at a Sustainable World Conference in San
interviewed live for indy media. You
can hear that by clicking here. After that I attended a fund raiser
for Krissy Keefer for Congress at Cafe La Boheme in San Francisco.
the day by working at the Bike To Work Day energizer table in Downtown
Mountain View. Then I spent the evening working the crowd at the Bike
To Work Day Party put on by the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition.
Attended the Art opening at Ross Mirkarimi's office in San Francisco
Finished putting about 10,800 postcards in the mail. A picture of
one is below:
Big thanks to
Valerie, Bob, Susan, Dana, Gerry, Vi, and Jean for helping get them
out! Big thanks to Perry Political Software for organizing the database!
Attended a Candidate night up in San Francisco organized by the SFGP.
the day at the farm in South Central LA supporting the farmers and
Butterfly Hill in their struggle to keep the farm from being
turned into a warehouse. To
see my pictures from the trip click here.
Thanks to Arlen, Jean, Susan, Daniel, Bob, and Cameron one last mailing
of about 1900 postcards successfully went out.
6/3/2006: Attended a Muslim
community Candidate's picnic in Sunnyvale's
Baylands Park. Later in the day I gave out the rest of my
campaign postcards at showings of An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore's
excellent movie about the Climate Change issue.
Marched in the Los Altos Gay/Straight alliance parade with the Los
Altos Voices for Peace. Spent the afternoon and evening calling Green
voters asking them to vote for me on Tuesday.
6/6/6: 11:47 AM
(ish): I returned home from Easy St., where I had the distinct pleasure
of voting for myself at the polling place in the German School
Auditorium. Now I'm thinking about what to get for my party, which
people will begin showing up for in about seven hours as I type this...
early in the morning, the race results look like this:
I decided I was
ready to concede
the race and go to bed. Best of luck to Todd!
For weeks after the election the
vote totals would change slightly every now and then as more votes came
in. I was excited when Santa Clara County changed from blue to green,
but it wasn't the kind of thing that would affect the final outcome.
Todd got something like a thousand more votes than I did in each of San
Francisco and Alameda counties, and that's what got him the victory.
Most of my victories were in rural counties, where the number of votes
cast was much smaller.