[Fwd: Re: The Nader Campaign.]

Graham graham at unacode.demon.co.uk
Tue Aug 15 14:30:03 PDT 2000

From: Carrol Cox <cbcox at ilstu.edu> wrote:
> the typical voter in November will undoubtedly be faced with DOZENS of
candidates. The might include:

President Senator Congressman Governor Secretary of State State Treasurer (etc., etc.) Head of State Public Utility Regulators Members of state public utility board State Senator State Representative Chief Justice of State Supreme Court State Supreme Court Justices State Appeals Court Judges Local court judges Probate Court judges Family court judges Traffic court judges Justices of the Peace County Sheriff State District Attorney City District Atty. or prosecutor Board of education Zoning board Head of county government Members of county commission City Mayor Members of City Commission

Texas has a railroad commission that I think is elected, and there are many weird and wonderful variations, pensions board, dog catchers, library boards, transportation commissions, water authorities... [ends.]

Are there any actual electoral districts which elect their dog catchers? I'm curious because all through the 1988 Pres election campaign my employer, a Key West plumber, mocked Bush and Dukakis on the grounds 'he couldn't get elected dog catcher'. Just curious ... Graham B

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