September 15, 2010

Supes Race: District 8 Candidate Forum

Last chance to hear from all four candidates to replace Bevan Dufty as District 8 Supervisor here in Noe Valley is tomorrow night at the monthly Upper Noe Neighbor's meeting at the Upper Noe Rec Center. Bill Hemenger, Rafael Mandelman, Rebecca Prozan and Scott Wiener will answer questions submitted to UNN President Vicki Rosen.

When: Thursday, Sept. 16, 7:30 pm
Where: Upper Noe Recreation Center (Day & Sanchez)

Can't make it? There will be another meeting on October 6th over the hill at the Randall Museum.

Update: The Bay Area Reporter has a good summary of candidate positions as well as upcoming forums and debates.


murphstahoe said...

Regards the Bay Area Reporter story. It sounds less like a poll and more like a focus group survey. Using respondents reactions, whomever behind it can pick and choose which statements seem to sway listeners, and that's what ends up on Campaign literature. They aren't trying to sway the caller, they're trying to figure out *what* sways the caller in order to sway everyone else.

I got a call last night, that quickly glossed over Gavin and the three D8 candidates. It then went into a series of questions regarding Props L and M (Sit/Lie and Community Policing). The questions had a Prop L bent - "If you heard that Proposition L would improve conditions on streets by doing A/B/C would this improve your opinion of the proposition, have no impact, or decrease your opinion".

"If you heard that Prop M was designed as a 'poison pill' to Prop L".

Testing reactions of various voters to various statements to see how they react so they can design their literature.

I predict that the call was funded by Prop L supporters not so much because of the slant of the questions (the information would be theoretically useful for M supporters as well) but because I assume that Prop L has more money behind it.

Anonymous said...

I'm shocked that you even read a local gay paper.