Perennial THC commenter Jon Yalcinkaya, a.k.a Liberal Jon or LMOB, announced that he will drop out of the race for Eureka’s 2nd Ward City Council seat.
We can’t say we’re surprised – if you read his blog post on the matter, you’ll quickly find that he wasn’t really that interested in being an elected official. (Maybe, THC posits, he was pulling a Trump and was simply infatuated with the idea of being a head honcho.)
Do note that Jon cites a few personal reasons for withdrawing, but also points to the big bad electoral system of Eureka as reason for pulling out. (Another Trump-ism, we suppose. If he wasn’t elected, it would be the fault of the rigged system! (???))
Unfortunately, as much as we hate to see Jon-boy go, this means that Matthew Owen is running uncontested. As you’ll remember from past THC posts, we’re not sure which of them would be worse for Eureka. On one hand, you had LMOB, the enthusiastic candidate who is self-admittedly unprepared and ill-suited to public office.
On the other hand, we’ve got that pompous jerk Matthew Owen, who finds himself on the opposite side of the spectrum from Jon. In Matty’s mind, there’s not a single other person more qualified for the City Council seat. (Matthew, coincidentally, is all sorts of gung-ho in favor of Eureka’s voting system.) Woe to all ye Eurekan’s – if you thought Atkins was bad, just wait ’til Matty Boy takes the reigns.
Of course, that will realize Matt’s dream of being able to pull the strings in both the City of Eureka and the County of Humboldt via his wife/dummy, Supervisor Virginia Bass. We know, it’s sounding worse by the second.