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May 12, 2016

Running away man

Filed under: Alameda — Lauren Do @ 6:02 am

In case you were all holding your breath about Stewart Chen’s City Council run, exhale.  On Facebook he has declared that he does not intend to run for City Council after all.   But I have to say that I found his declarations of his values for Alameda to be interesting:

I have always believed in a strong government that is primarily concerned with providing for the needs of all its residents including affordable and adequate housing, steady employment, clean parks, and safe neighborhoods.

According to his post he will be meeting with all the candidates to anoint one with his blessing.

I’m not even sure why he’s even bothering with the rigmarole because we already know it’s going to be Tony Daysog.  Based on legislative styles and the types of issues they both champion it’s pretty obvious.

Plus could you see Stewart Chen actually throwing his support behind Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft?  Perhaps he might be more open to Malia Vella, but since he and Tony Daysog largely share the same political style, it’s the obvious endorsement.




  1. As disappointing as this announcement is — he would have been the ONLY source of humor in the race — he did leave us with one last chuckle: he thinks someone gives a @#$% who he endorses.

    Comment by dave — May 12, 2016 @ 6:24 am

  2. I would have to agree with Dave. He didn’t leave on a high note…does anyone really want his endorsement it is sort of like a kiss of death?

    Comment by joelsf — May 12, 2016 @ 7:50 am

  3. “Hi, I’m Stewart. Let me endorse you and ruin any chance you had of winning your election. If you agree today I’ll throw in a special facebook meltdown accusing all of your opponents of racism. For an extra 5% I’ll also manage your campaign finances. Trust me, I’m good at numbers.”

    Comment by notadave — May 12, 2016 @ 8:16 am

  4. Considering the first thing he ever said to me was that Alameda will never have rent control I’m not surprised.

    Comment by Angela — May 12, 2016 @ 9:08 am

  5. The point here is that our democratic system and process has the ability to clean out those who should not be running for office, or are not really qualified to run for office, That seems to be the real positive to Stewart’s actions. Though it doesn’t always happen this way, it did in this case.

    Comment by Bill2 — May 12, 2016 @ 9:15 am

  6. Damn. Stewart is getting roasted in here today. Maybe some intense chiropractic quackery can relieve some of the stress.

    The notion that anybody gives a shit about anyone’s “endorsement” for city council in a city of 80k people is hilarious though.

    Comment by brock — May 12, 2016 @ 9:52 am

    • I like to check in from time to time to see were all the worthless introverts who are too scared to talk to you in public are doing . Do any of you work or are you like our host who has chosen to quit her job and blog? Lauren you’re basically writing in your diary and sharing your thoughts with 10 to 20 . I do like that I can come on here and tell you all to fuck off in one shot . And a special fuck you too Angela . Get a job you are unemployed vagrant

      Comment by Master blaster — May 13, 2016 @ 7:50 pm

      • Perhaps if 10-20 people chip in, they can buy you a set of balls. Insults and temper tantrums always sound better when you don’t hide behind a fake name.

        Comment by Alison — May 14, 2016 @ 10:00 am

        • they can buy you a set of balls

          How did you determine Mb is a split tail?

          Comment by jack — May 15, 2016 @ 10:27 am

        • Are you thinking about my balls now?

          Comment by Mater Blaster — May 15, 2016 @ 2:14 pm

  7. I sincerely hope that Tony Daysog is not re-elected to our City Council.

    Over the past four years, he has not exhibited any of the major personal changes he spoke of when he campaigned and interviewed in 2012, and his policy proposals have been awful for half of the people in Alameda–those of us who pay rent.

    We need someone who will contribute effectively–and without his wandering and long-winded pre-written statements from the dais that hide his inability or unwillingness to take principled public stands when it counts.

    Comment by Jon Spangler — May 16, 2016 @ 1:39 pm

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