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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Media Release September 27, 2006


EUREKA - At a well attended meeting last night, the Eureka Green Party
Local voted to endorse candidates in the Eureka City Council and Mayor
races. The group unanimously endorsed Peter LaVallee for Mayor and
Larry Glass, Ron Kuhnel and Nan Abrams for City Council in the upcoming
November election.

"These candidates are standing up for the people of Eureka," said Heidi
Calton, Chair of the Eureka Greens. "They have a commitment to the
environment, social justice, open government and citizen participation.
These are some of the values they have in common with the Greens Party,
and we're pleased that they have stepped up to serve the citizens of
this town."

Over the course of the meeting, participants expressed frustration with
the current City Council and their lack of leadership and
accountability. "Eureka is at a crossroads and we need visionary
leaders, Mayor LaVallee has served Eureka well, but we need to see a
change on the Council," said Calton. "Our elected representatives
should welcome public comment and participation."

Topics discussed at the meeting included neighborhood associations,
civil unions for same sex partners, slum landlords, drug use and crime,
instant runoff voting, the Balloon Track, citizen involvement in the
City process and the pulp mill.

All candidates were invited to the meeting. Other candidates in
attendance included Mary Beth Wolford and Tish Wilburn. Wolford had to
leave before she was able to field any questions. The Eureka Greens
will consider the 4th District Supervisor's race at their next meeting.

The group also unanimously voted to elect Jared Wilken to serve as the
Eureka Delegate on the Green Party of Humboldt County Steering


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