Tuesday, November 8, 2011

VOTE TODAY, November 8th by 8PM!

Today is election day and it's an important one. It's time to get out there and be heard. There are a couple of statements I expect to be made today.

It's going to be a close battle for the top of the ticket in the Councilor At-Large race.

It's going to be the first time in many years where we're not looking at a row of white men. A white woman is about as far as we got in the past decade.

It's going to be the first time that we will be looking at a person on the council that is not a "life long Lynner," an annoying phrase used by so many. I even find myself gong into how my ancestors have been in Lynn since the 1700s. Blah Blah Blah. Who cares?

May we please inform ourselves so the best men and women win in today's election. Please click the links to the left on this blog to read what I have on Councilor At-Large and School Committee. Head over to and watch one debate at least. They are so short.

Then get to the polls before 8PM and be heard. Elections are close around here. The 4th spot in the At-Large race will be a tough race. The top spot on the At-Large race will be a tough race. School Committee is even harder to predict. Your vote does matter.

See you at the polls.



  1. Corey, I'm a big fan of Hong and came to your blog to celebrate his win and I'm glad I did as I think this is a great addition to city discourse but if we're going to realize the dream of a truly egalitarian society we can not allow racism in any form and your throw away line of a "row of white men" is ugly.  If it shouldn't matter what a candidate looks like it shouldn't matter what a candidate looks like and intimating that white men as candidates is a problem you're swimming in the same dirty waters as people who would oppose anyone else.  Not the biggest injustice in the world but please think of your reaction if someone else expressed the same idea but had replaced "white" with any other racial designation.  And yes, I'm a progressive citizen who applauds representation of all the cultures of our city but I do happen to be a white male and I bristle at the idea that I would be a detriment to the overall health of the city if I had run because of my appearance. Just not cool, keep up the good work but please be fair to everyone, no matter what they look like.

  2. Fair. Definitely not my intent.


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