In an article Tuesday ("Marge looking at end of her city reign?"), Bob Warner noted that "in the fall, [Jewell] Williams will face Republican Joshua West" in the race for sheriff. That's true, but Williams will also face the Green Party candidate, Cheri Honkala.Check out Honkala's Facebook page.
The fact that the Green Party was not in the primary, or that Honkala's candidacy could be judged a long shot, does not mean her candidacy is not newsworthy.
Honkala is running to shift the focus of the Sheriff's Office away from selling foreclosed houses and evicting people to an advocacy for the poor and middle class who have suffered from the mortgage and financial debacle. Honkala says she will not evict people or sell foreclosed homes.
Interestingly, Williams' posters and lawn signs are not the usual Democratic blue. They are green. Moreover, in a recent debate, Williams seemed to borrow some of Honkala's Green Party ideas. It is to be hoped that, in the future, your newspaper will give the Honkala campaign better coverage.
Honkala For Sheriff Campaign
May 24, 2011
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