It was a moderately good year, while nationally it was a night to celebrate, statewide it was a little more of a disappointment.
The Democrats won back the U.S. House of Representatives and made a very good showing in the Senate race. (Sorry Harold Ford, Jr. of Tennessee) There are still two seats up in the air, Montana and Virginia, home of George “Macaca” Allen. But there was something else, what was it again…?
Oh yeah…congratulations to Beverly Johnson, Frank Matarrese, Lena Tam, Mike McMahon, and Tracy Lynn Jensen! And we can’t forget Steve Wasson, Kevin Farrell, newest Hospital Board member Nancy Hoffman!
Results from the Alameda County Registrar of Voters:
However, there is still one contested race and it is a nailbiter:
In other news, Pat Bail is scheduled to be on the Don Roberts Show this afternoon. So there are one of a few options here: she doesn’t show, she shows but is angry, or she shows but is a gracious loser. I’m hoping it’s the last one, she is after all an avid sportswoman so one would think that she would be gracious in the face of defeat. But option number two would make much better tv.
On a more serious note though, now that the election is over we should all put whatever happened behind us and move forward for the good of Alameda. No need for apologies, no need for regrets, let’s chalk it up to “agreeing to disagree” and tackle whatever issues come up next.