Waldman for AD 40 in '08? Talk about an early start.
"I wanted to let you know that I will officially launch my campaign for State Assembly next week." Waldman wrote in an email blast across the San Fernando Valley.
In an all to familiar tone the email virtually immediately went to endorsements over any plan for the 40th. "My current boss, assembly(man) Lloyd Levine, and my former boss, former Speaker Bob Hertzberg have endorsed me. The Chair of the Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley has also endorsed me, as well as seven Democratic Club Presidents, a past Chair of VICA, and several Neighborhood Council members."
In fact the entire email did not mention a single issue or concern in the 40th District, or a single reason to support Stuart other than other people support him. That is something I hope changes early on. Here at the Sister City we should be demanding that politicians discuss issues.
Stuart Waldman will now join the ranks of the wannabes before him, and if his plan works he will be elected in 2008. It will be interesting to see how he handles being a candidate and current Chief of Staff to an Assemblyman.
Will he step down from his current job? Or will he "campaign" while on the States dime?
Will he earn the trust and support of the voters or will he run an "inside baseball" campaign?
Is there any truth to the rumors that Wendy Greuel or Cynthia Toussaint will challenge Stuart?
Only time will tell but the spin has already begun.
"I think I have a great chance and there is already a buzz in Sacramento" Stuart claims.
I have a difficult time believing that there is any buzz about any candidate 2 years before the filing deadline but what the heck do I know? I am just a dead City Councilman.
It should be an interesting race.