Thursday, January 17, 2008

Arizona LD-26 Hanky Panky

(Lena Saradnik) Tucson, Arizona. The nature of the 2006 election allowed Democrat Lena Saradnik to win one of the state district 26 representative seats. Unfortunately, and I wish her well, Lena suffered a stroke that forced her to resign her seat. Under such circumstances, the LD-26 Democratic PC's select three candidates from which the Pima County Board of Supervisors choose the replacement.

Everybody knew that the most popular replacement matched who Saradnik specified as her choice for a successor, Don Jorgenson. I didn't post a story, but considered him the heir apparent. When the votes were cast, Don Jorgenson won 62 of the 76 votes cast. The resigning official elected by the people said Jorgenson. 81.6% of the precinct vote said Jorgenson. What's to discuss? Well, yesterday Tedski posted a story betting on Nancy Young Wright. I thought he was nuts.

Wrong. Tedski's good.

Hats off to blogger Michael Bryan for a great piece showing us the reality under the hood. Michael's work is an example of what the blogosphere can provide that will never see the light of day in the mainstream press. Based on Michael's post, commenter ForcePrimeval posted Lara's letter to Supervisor Bronson. This is first rate blogging.

Tedski is right. Who cares what the person who won the seat fair and square thinks? Who cares what the people think? Michael provides the content on how back door dealing trumped the will of the people.

There seems to be a lot of that going around.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is Lena not Lara

1/18/2008 9:32 AM  
Blogger x4mr said...

Thanks. Correction made.

1/18/2008 10:16 AM  
Blogger Framer said...

1. Recall that it is your incorruptible blue wave Democrats that are entirely responsible for this situation. This has nothing whatsoever to do with Republicans.

2. While I SHOULD be pleased as punch about this turn of events, I really believe that Jorgensen should be placed into the empty slot. The right thing to do is the right thing to do.

3. None of the current crop of candidates will be as difficult to beat as Lena would have.

1/18/2008 10:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While we're at it, let's talk about the deals done at the LD 26 meeting.

Why is it OK to be upset at one alleged backroom deal and not the other?

1/18/2008 12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Andy M,

What is your problem? You rant and rave about the happenings of LD-26 over on AZ Blog and now here. I didn't see any back room deals at the meeting Tuesday night.

62 of the 76 votes went to Don, fair and square.

Are you related to Nancy or something?

1/18/2008 8:06 PM  
Anonymous Mariana said...

It is Bryan, not Bryon.

1/19/2008 2:56 PM  

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