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84 votes separate third and fourth place Galt candidates

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Mark Crews

Marylou Powers

Mike Singleton

Posted: Thursday, November 4, 2010 12:00 am | Updated: 8:37 am, Thu Nov 4, 2010.

If the election results hold in the close Galt City Council race, Mark Crews, Marylou Powers and Mike Singleton will join the council.

The race is still close, with 84 votes separating Singleton, the third-place candidate, and Anderson, who is in fourth place. The Sacramento County Registrar of Voters still has ballots to tally for the three seats, but it is unclear how many are left.

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  • Tom Malson posted at 8:59 pm on Fri, Nov 5, 2010.

    Tom Malson Posts: 8

    First, reporters are neither your friend nor enemy but doing their job and it helps to know that. If I cannot (or do not want to) give an immediate answer to their questions, I always ask them what their deadline is, since they rarely tell you that. A common tactic is to not call back until AFTER their deadline and then say the things you said about them. Second, it helps to remember that NOTHING is ever “off the record”, no matter what, including them not being able to contact you.

    Now why would I have any need to read Gene’s info? I know Gene, he would have done a fine job on the council and I feel that we could have worked well together if we had both been elected. How many of the other candidates did you meet? I found them all to be good upstanding Galt citizens and they ALL stand out for just being willing to run for office.

    You really should get over the sign issue. In 2002 & in this race storms blew my signs into the next county, which also happens. I always get a kick out it when some farmer in San Joaquin County calls to return a sign of mine he found in his livestock pen . . . . which I'm kidding about, of course, but a number of them do grow legs & just disappear (if you catch them running around somewhere let me know).

  • Mike McCune posted at 8:52 pm on Fri, Nov 5, 2010.

    Mike McCune Posts: 1

    I Denise Mulhern, I never had the opportunity to meet with you and hoped that I would be able to meet with you during the election. Send me an email at kidsandmd@comcast.net thanks.

  • Denise Mulhern posted at 8:05 am on Fri, Nov 5, 2010.

    Denise Mulhern Posts: 4

    If you would have read what I wrote, I said that after my signs were stolen I decided I was no longer interested. Had I been interested, I would have knocked on as many doors as possible.

    And as far as calling Maggie back, she gave no time limit. She has done this before - writing her story without even asking a candidate for certain information.

    So, you are saying Gene wouldn't have a made a great councilmember? Read all his info - mail inserts, interviews, etc. He stood out amongst all of us. All of my neighbors agree that he should have been elected.

  • Tom Malson posted at 7:51 pm on Thu, Nov 4, 2010.

    Tom Malson Posts: 8

    One of the very first things one should know & understand about running in an election is dealing with the press and something called deadlines as in theirs, not yours. Maggie had a dead line to meet; your calling back the next day was way too late. It is interesting that you can base your decisions on candidates without ever meeting any of them. I for one attended as many local events that I possibly could and walked as many neighborhoods as I could get to, even in the rain. Just putting out signs does not win elections.

  • Denise Mulhern posted at 11:44 am on Thu, Nov 4, 2010.

    Denise Mulhern Posts: 4

    Also, there were over 4,000 undervotes. If the citizens of Galt would have voted for three people (like the directions said to do), the results would have been very different.

  • Denise Mulhern posted at 11:41 am on Thu, Nov 4, 2010.

    Denise Mulhern Posts: 4

    Interesting... Maggie Creamer called me last night and I attempted to return her call today. Perhaps you should wait before running your story until you get all the facts.

    That being said, I am so glad the election is over. I had almost all of my signs stolen and after that happened I decided I no longer wanted to be a part of this election. I did not buy any more signs, nor did I do any campaigning. Call me naive, but I believe in honesty. I don't participate in dirty campaigning.

    Unfortunately, the best person for Galt City Council was not elected - Gene Davenport. I sure hope he runs again in the future and I wish him the best of luck!



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