CM4RG Endorses Foley And Humphrey
The non-partisan, politically diverse, grass-roots, citizen community action organization, Costa Mesans For Responsible Government (CM4RG), at their meeting Thursday evening, overwhelmingly selected former city council members Katrina Foley and Jay Humphrey to receive the group's endorsement for the November City Council election.
According to sources, candidates who had actually filed to run for one of the two council seats available in November were invited to be interviewed by an eleven member endorsement committee. Not all the candidates that were invited responded to the invitations. The endorsement committee completed its task within the last few days and presented their recommendations to the larger membership at their meeting last night.
LIVELY DISCUSSION, THEN THE VOTE
Following what was described to me as a "lively discussion", the eligible members cast more than 100 blind ballots and the result, as I said above, was overwhelmingly for Foley and Humphrey.
HERE WE GO...
So, now it begins. I don't know how Foley and Humphrey feel about this endorsement, but I suspect both will welcome it. Nor do I know if they plan to run as a team. I do know that polling has recently been conducted and that Foley has been the target of negative robocalls - unsual for this early in the race.
The remaining candidates who have either announced that they are running and/or filed to run are:
AUGUST 8TH IS DROP DEAD DATE
The final date to complete the filing process is Friday, August 8, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. I have no idea whether the CM4RG endorsements last night will affect the decisions of any other candidates in this race.