A few weeks ago, Hal Conklin’s mayoral campaign heralded endorsements from several dozen Christian “faith leaders and members.”The press release quoted the Rev. Dr. Denny Wayman, superintendent of the Free Methodist Church (FMC), where Conklin worships:“I am confident,” Wayman said, “that Hal will create the environment where human and spiritual values can thrive.”Which raised an intriguing question: Whose spiritual values?
Mayoral candidate Hal Conklin has furnished the Santa Barbara Independent with a 1994 state Court of Appeal decision offering clear evidence to show he is not prohibited by term limits from serving in the city’s top elected office. Conklin’s campaign has been dogged by allegations, echoed loudly in certain cranky-pants precincts of the political universe, that he is not eligible to become mayor because of the city’s 1990 term limits law, which forced him to resign the post in 1995.
A teammate of Sandy Koufax once claimed that Major League hitters who faced the Dodgers’ pitching immortal would tell themselves, “A foul ball was a moral victory.” This notion of win-by-losing moral victories keeps cropping up in political chat fests these days, as Democrats try to spin their 0-for-4 streak against Republicans in 2017 congressional special elections, most recently after the party and allies torched $30 million to buy a second-place finish for 30-year-old greenhorn Jon Ossoff...
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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