All the recent talk about the Harbor District race and the polarizing issue of railroads in Humboldt County got us to thinking: What happened to Humboldt’s favorite/most hated son and perennial heavyweight railroad advocate, Mr. Rob Arkley?
A recent LoCO post that mentioned an Arkley comment on the Harbor Commission (“Boy, is that an incompetent board”) had us wondering what lucky candidate, if any, will get the Arkley seal of approval in the upcoming election?
It’s going to have to be one of the many train advocates in the running. But, due to Arkley’s lack of recent involvement in local politics, and the overall perception of Arkley held by many in Humboldt, would an endorsement even be beneficial? We don’t think so.
But we do know that in a field of Commission contestants rife with some, uh, eccentric candidates, that it’s going to take more than just positions on railroads to win the race.
But most, if not all, candidates have commented on the rail. And the rail discussion seems to be real hot topic – just check out some of the comments on the last few THC posts to see how heated it can get!