My official campaign statement and answers to the Candidate Questionnaire are at http://pacificafoundation.org/cand_page.php?id=405. As in the past, my chances of actually getting elected are small, largely because I am not included in any slate and my name will therefore not appear on any slate card that people might have at hand when they decide on who to vote for. But thanks to the voting system used, the Single Transferable Vote, your vote for me will not be 'wasted'! It will not only have symbolic value as a statement for an anti-imperialist, anti-capitalist, subversive KPFA, but will, if and when I am eliminated from the running during the multi-stage counting process, be transferred to the next person in your ranking.
Despite my many differences with many of these candidates, I urge my supporters to vote, in whatever order you choose, for ALL the candidates who are NOT part of the so-called 'Save KPFA' slate, including the candidates of Voices for Justice Radio, Independents for Community Radio, and the two other unaffiliated candidates. (The 'Save KPFA' slate mailer and flyers makes the first part of this advice easy to follow!)
I am particularly favorably impressed by the Candidate Statements of Hyun-Mi Kim, Gina Szeto and Monadel Herzallah of Independents for Community Radio, and of Felipe Messina of Voices for Justice Radio. I intend, barring new contradictory information, to rank them all very high on my ballot. I hope to say more later about them and about other candidates I favor.