June 2011 Election Handbook: Candidate Q&As, Bios and Voter Guides

Find out what you need to know to make decisions about candidates and follow the campaigns.

On June 7, three candidates are running for a vacant Hercules City Council seat, while two current council members, Joanne Ward and Don Kuehne face a recall vote. 

Hercules Patch has compiled background information on each of the candidates.

Candidates seeking the seat vacated by (in ballot order):

  • Dan Romero (did not answer)

Joanne Ward recall options:

Don Kuehne recall options:

Hercules Patch has compiled video clips from the televised City Council candidate debate, which aired May 9:

We also have published issues Q&As on these hot Hercules topics:

More election coverage on Hercules Patch.

Laila Kearney May 11, 2011 at 10:40 AM
A new candidate profile and issues answers are now up.
Marty May 13, 2011 at 03:37 AM
This city has really gone to hell these past several years. There are important projects slated to be built without funding thanks to our previous council members. The Fire Dept. tells us that the unfinished part of 'downtown' Hercules center has no sprinkler system and is a fire disaster waiting to happen. They have even prepared for the event. The owners of homes near the waterfront are soon to be facing the removal of thier waterfront views with large storefronts. There is supposed to be a housing center constructed where the old BART parking lot is. Who in God's name is the City Planner? Check it out. Its NOT someone with any experience as a planner. Hercules has no City Planner. I'm just saying that the citizens need to hold our Public Servants accountable on everything single damn decision. Too many crooks and cronies have disappeared with our money. The mayor? Oh. Spending time with his family. A richer family. Hercules can only go up.
Susan D.Keeffe May 13, 2011 at 04:08 AM
Marty, The Waterfront isn't about to lose views to large storefronts, Sycamore Crossing isn't houses. The City Plan based on the charrete is still available on the City's website. But if you want a laugh, look at the Field of Dreams! If you want a nightmare go no further than Sycamore North.
Laila Kearney May 18, 2011 at 03:39 PM
Two more candidates--their profiles and answers to local hot-button issues questions--have been added to the June 2011 Election Handbook: Candidate Q&As, Bios and Voter Guides .
Susan Tarvin June 04, 2011 at 02:25 PM
Looks like you have everything posted. Watch for the new flyer in town being distributed today for Wilkins, Romero and Boulanger. Rain, rain, go away!


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