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Jack Hickey endorses Michael Stogner for San Mateo County Supervisor

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Mar 31, 2011

I'll be voting for Michael Stogner for Supervisor. Recently, I chose Michael as one of my running mates for the Sequoia Healthcare District. While he did not overcome the union backed candidates and the taxpayer funded PR effort by the District, he impressed me as a man of integrity. He comes without the excess baggage of endorsements from unions and radical environmentalists. And, he understands that to achieve local control the County must reject many State and Federal programs which often result in grossly inefficient unfunded mandates.
I urge my friends and supporters to vote for Michael Stogner"

Jack Hickey

Comments (13)

Posted by Peter Carpenter, a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Apr 1, 2011 at 7:49 am

I'll also be voting for Michael Stogner for Supervisor. His lack of encumbrances from the unions and his fresh perspectives will add an important element to the Board of Supervisors.

Posted by Referral to D.A. for voting fraud violation, a resident of another community
on Apr 1, 2011 at 10:36 am

[Portion removed; see terms of use], how are you going to be voting for Stogner when you live in District 3 and he's running in District 1? Do you know where District 1 is? Are you committing felony voter fraud? I think we need the San Mateo County D.A. to enforce the law and press some criminal charges here.

As for Stogner, he can move around from district to district trying to get elected. He as about as much chance as Ralph Nader for president.

Posted by Peter Carpenter, a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Apr 1, 2011 at 10:48 am

MB is correct - I am SUPPORTING Michael Stogner for Supervisor.

Posted by In the know, a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Apr 1, 2011 at 11:02 am

"Referral to DA," you must live in another county as well as another community, otherwise you'd know that in this county, voting in supervisor races is countywide, even though there are individual districts. Carpenter and any other county resident can vote in all supervisor elections, for all districts, as long as they're registered.

Posted by Jack Hickey, a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Apr 1, 2011 at 11:19 am

In the know has it right. All registered voters in San Mateo County can vote for Michael Stogner. And, with Michael on the Board, we might get some action to change to District elections which would help neuter the good old boys club.

Posted by Carlos, a resident of Atherton: other
on Apr 1, 2011 at 2:15 pm

I'll be voting for Michael Stogner. He's not full of BS and he's the real deal! We need someone to represent the community, not special interest groups.

Posted by a day in a life, a resident of Menlo Park: Suburban Park/Lorelei Manor/Flood Park Triangle
on Apr 1, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Must be me, but I have such difficulty with a topic and a couple follow on postings that seem to strain to be so positive.

Are you sure you wanted to start this thread today, or am I missing the sarcasm?


Posted by Joe, a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Apr 1, 2011 at 5:38 pm

I might vote for Michael Stogner if I knew more about his politics.

With Jack Hickey supporting him, he might be a Libertarian. That would not be good for government. It's like getting a fox to guard a hen house. And that metaphor is merely a vehcile for an idea and not meant to characterize Libertarians as foxes or government workers as hens.

I hope to go to my grave without having ever voted for a Libertarian.

I must say, however, that Democrats are not much better. Would that there were Progressives running for more offices. What we need is a Social Democratic party!

Posted by Michael G. Stogner, a resident of another community
on Apr 1, 2011 at 6:30 pm

Hi Joe,

I have good news for you, I am a registered Democrat, who is supported by several Republicans, and as you now see by a Libertarian.

Posted by Jon Buckheit, a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Apr 1, 2011 at 7:22 pm

I will proudly be voting for Michael Stogner. All he cares about is helping the people who live in SMC. He will be a superb supervisor.

Posted by R.GORDON, a resident of another community
on Apr 3, 2011 at 9:47 am

NONE of the SUPERVISORS have ever given a rat's behind about the rest of San Mateo County and their focus is strictly on the area of the GOLDEN CORRIDOR which is now home to an quickly aging group of daily posters.
Granted, if he is replacing Richard Gordon who permitted Half Moon Bay to go bankrupt with his self promotion crowding out the problems of the coastal San Mateo area...except for the photo ops at the Ritz
Carlton and pictures with scissors about to open a tunnel project in Devil's Slide.....otherwise,he wasn't around.
As for Stogner and his backers like P.C. who got the ball park lights not to shine in his tired old eyes, and the regular Menlo P. and Woodside wannabee Historical preservationists; well, Stogner will fit in just fine.
If he is NOT replacing Gordon...I too, would love to see what this guy has to offer and his b.g. both in business and politics.
All one has to do is sit through a session with the Supervisors to see that maybe one or two seem to know what is going on in San Mateo.
So what HAVE you done for San Mateo, Stogner, in order to get the backing of Carpenter? His "lack of encumbrances from the unions and his 'FRESH PERSPECTIVES'" should be known by ALL of us who are thinking about voting for you....I think the obvious union bashing is not a smart move from either you or your backers.
So, tell us all.Or, let Peter do it for you.

Posted by Drama Queen, a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Apr 8, 2011 at 7:36 am

First, I thought the Almanac didn't allow political endorsement / advertising on its forum. For whatever reason, it has allowed this thread to survive. Selective editing, perhaps?

Since the thread's in play, let me encourage a vote for Stogner if you subscribe to the agendas of his endorsers (delineated above).

If you question their agendas, I suggest you take a hard look at GINA PAPAN. She's the most qualified candidate on the ticket. Her list of endorsements speak for themselves.

Posted by Michael G. Stogner, a resident of another community
on Apr 8, 2011 at 6:21 pm

Drama Queen,

You bring up an excellent suggestion, taking a hard look at Gina. She is endorsed and has excepted $1,000.00 political contribution from a gentleman/Sheriff I have personally asked for his resignation.

Lets Vote

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