Friday, May 28, 2010

Campaign signs

Throughout these long months of campaigning, part of the necessary duties involves recruiting friends, acquaintances and just about anyone who will accommodate us, to put up a campaign sign on their property. With this being a county wide election and Humboldt County being a huge county, well, you can just imagine what an undertaking this is!! Thankfully, we have a fantastic group of guys on our sign committee that have been working evenings, weekends and virtually every spare moment that they have, putting up Downey signs anywhere they have permission. This is a photo of one of the signs at our summer spot along the Avenue of the Giants in Miranda. Thanks to M & J for supporting our candidate!!
We have been working very diligently and steadily for the past 5 months, meeting people, listening to their concerns and seeking their support and now we are down to the final 10 days. We have been getting lots of positive support from the public and are anticipating a final outcome of Mike as our Sheriff - elect this June!
We are so humbled by the time and efforts that our friends and committee members have invested in this campaign and hope that, somehow, each and every one of you will know just how much we appreciate your hard work!!
Election Night will be here in a few short days with a victory close at hand!!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Down to the Final Few Weeks!!

The election is wrapping up here in the next few weeks. So far the numbers look good! Some straw polls show the percentages at about 68/25 favoring Downey, with 7% undecided. We are receiving such wonderful support from the community, encouraging us about Downey's ability to serve as our next Sheriff. We are hoping for a landslide victory!!! Here is a local article highlighting Downey's abilities and experience to take on the task of running this vast department. I like the part where he says the difference between his own abilities and his opponent's is like the difference between abilities of driving a battleship and a motorboat, respectively!! The comments section of the article provides more kudos for our candidate that give an insight to just what the public is saying about this political race. There is another article in the same publication that covers the opponent's political platform. The comments on that article are quite telling!! It's good to know some insights into an individual's character before voting for him/her instead of relying on the campaign rhetoric that they spew out throughout the months and weeks preceding an election! Thanks for all the support and encouragement from all of you during this campaign endeavor!! We truly appreciate every bit of it!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


One of the requirements of running for a public office is standing head to head with your opponent and defending your positions on various controversial issues. Gus has done such an excellent job of providing the voters of Humboldt County with a sound understanding of some of the critical issues in the Sheriff's Office that affect their lives on a daily basis. Here is a link to one such Forum that was televised on one of the local stations. Just to give you an insight into the type of situations he has to endure in order to fulfill his calling to finish out his long, committed career in law enforcement.
It lasts about an hour, so if you don't get through it all, I can certainly understand!!! Some of it is rather dry and difficult to sit and listen to, but I'm sure that these same types of issues are critical in your own communities as well.
Go Mike! I believe in you!! And I know that you will be the best man for the job of Sheriff of Humboldt County!!