Uncle Irvin: SNAFU causes election chaos
● By Richard Gaw
An inaccurately filed primary election petition by GOP-endorsed candidate Leonard Rivera has caused a three-way write-in. After the error in his filing was made public, Rivera quit the race entirely. The GOP has now endorsed Eric Roe as their write-in candidate.
Roe is vying with fellow Republican Perry Bentley as well as Susan Rzucidlo, a community activist who is the endorsed Democrat for the 158th seat. Rzucidlo, who blew the whistle on the faulty Rivera filing, has run for the seat for the last three terms, losing to Ross in the General Election.
Rzucidlo is now openly campaigning for Republicans to write her in the GOP ballot. If Rzucidlo pulls this off, she would win the district with both the Republican and Democrat ballot slots in the November General Election.
Uncle Irvin endorsed Rzucidlo in her 2014 campaign against Chris Ross, and I am endorsing her candidacy once again. Rzucidlo is a well-known community activist and is not by any means a politician ... but more of a reformer.
(Uncle Irvin's column is his opinion only, and is not a news story.)