“With officer-involved shootings and angry protests in Anaheim exposing its race and class divisions across national and international headlines, Duane Roberts feels that the timing is right to make a bid for city council. In taking the first step, the local activist pulled papers yesterday and has until the end of the week to gather all the necessary signatures from registered voters,” according to the OC Weekly.
This is great news for the people of Anaheim, even if Roberts does not win. As a candidate he will get the issues out and that alone is a huge victory.
Roberts is a member of the Green Party and he blogs at the Orange Juice blog. I recruited him as a blogger when I was the publisher at the OJ blog. Here is a message Roberts posted on his Facebook page, about his campaign: