‘Passionate’ candidates debate issues

By Jennifer PooleTWN Staff Writer Posted:   05/16/2012 08:53:02 AM PDT

The forum for congressional candidates in Ukiah on May 3 was truly one of those “only in Mendocino County” events.

All 12 Second District congressional candidates sit around the Ukiah City Council chamber table, presenting their views on issues of importance to a roomful of voters during a May 3 forum. (Brian Maneely/Ukiah Daily Journal) (The Willits News)

All 12 Second District congressional candidates sit around the Ukiah City Council chamber table, presenting their views on issues of importance to a roomful of voters during a May 3 forum. (Brian Maneely/Ukiah Daily Journal) (The Willits News)

All 12 candidates for the U.S. House of Representative’s new 2nd District seat were in attendance, along with a room full of voters.

“That was great,” moderator K.C. Meadows, editor of the Ukiah Daily Journal, was heard saying after the final applause died down. Later in the UDJ editorial endorsing Assemblyman Jared Huffman, Meadows saluted the whole slate of “colorful and passionate” congressional candidates.

Leading off the final comment of the evening, independent candidate Larry Fritzlan observed: “This is our sixth or seventh debate, and you know this is the coolest group of people we’re so bizarre, all of us. If you could take the best features of all of us, we would be one killer Congressperson.”An article in the Willits News was published yesterday as we finished our final debate. CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE

…In closing, Mill Valley therapist and independent Larry Fritzlan pointed to his new book, “We are the 99% and We are Running for Office: Washington’s Worst Nightmare,” suggesting “a simple solution to fixing our dysfunctional political system: It is to get money out of politics.