I'm probably going to skip the judges until I feel I can intelligently for them. I spent some time on google and I came up with this, not comfortable enough yet to turn a judge away...:
By the way, its practically impossible given our current system to turn a judge away (apparently), not one in 30 years has been voted out. Yep, I'm probably going to skip them.
Also, regarding the legislature. Arizona has so many entrenched Republican districts, all I want is a little balance in the leg, and the democratic choices are pretty good.
By the way, balance is important, very important. More on this later, but if we never have our views challenged. If we only associate with people we agree with. If we only enjoy preaching to the choir, then our views tend to over-simplify, and get harsher more extreme and more wrong.
Its true for a court system, its true with our political leaders. The one thing I'm worried about November 4 is a Democratic presidency and a super majority Democratic Congress. I hope they'll use their new found power well, but I don't trust them to have it for long.
Harry Mitchell, you are on notice. I'm itching to vote Republican in 2010.
|Ballot Item||My Selection||Brief Explanation|
|President||Barack Obama||Obama, How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.|
|U. S. Representative in Congress District 5||Harry Mitchell||A highly effective pragmatist and moderate that is badly needed in our government right now.|
|State Senator District 17||Meg Burton-Cahill||Effective, and just doing my little part to keep the Arizona state legislature balanced.|
|State Representatives District 17||David Schapira and Ed Ableser||Effective, and just doing my little part to keep the Arizona state legislature balanced.|
|Coporation Commision||I have no idea||Please help|
|County Board of Supervisors District 1||Fulton Brock||Ed Hermes is 24, a little young, and Fulton Brock has done nothing to deserve to be voted out.|
|County Assessor||Keith Russell||Only running against a libertarian, and I'm mad at that party right now.|
|County Attorney||Tim Nelson||Andrew Thomas is way too punitive, and his views on immigration are draconian.|
|County Recorder||Helen Purcell||Very effective, or so they say.|
|County School Superintendent||Don Covey||I refuse to vote libertarian.|
|Sheriff||Dan Saban||Other than Obama over McCain, the biggest no brainer in this election.|
|County Treasurer||Charles Hoskins||Running unopposed.|
|Maricopa County Special Health Care District 1||Bill Bruno||The AZ Republic has convinced me.|
|Tempe Union High School Governing Board||I have no idea||Please help.|
|Tempe Elementary School Board||I have no idea||Please help.|