A Beginner's Guide to Vallejo Politics
This Guide was written and posted months in advance of the November 2016 election. While that election is behind us and there have been new developments, the discussion is still relevant and we hope informative. This document is in the process of revision with edits posted as it unfolds. Some things have changed and some remain essentially the same. Updates will be posted as time allows. The Players section has been expanded to include a discussion of the influential real estate lobby which was notably missing from the first edition.
Editors Note: Political opponents will attempt to make an issue of the fact that we do not attribute authorship to any individual. The reason is simple. We wish to keep the focus where it belongs, on public officials and their actions and words. When you run for office or take a taxpayer-funded position you subject yourself to examination and evaluation by voters. If you can't take the heat get out of the kitchen. Opponents who attempt to make this a 'transparency' issue merely wish to engage in ad hominem personal attacks to distract from the issues that really matter. Vallejo deserves better.
Contents - (Underlined Headings Are Clickable Links)
Good Old Boys
Dominionist Church Network
Solano Labor Council
Real Estate Lobby
JumpStart Vallejo Political Action Committee
City of Vallejo Mayor - Robert McConnell
Councilmember - L. Alexander Matias
Councilmember - Guillermina "Mina" Diaz
Councilmember -Christina "Tina" Arriola