Encinitas mayor and recently reelected city council member Jerome Stocks is one of the many bloggers over at the Red County Blog (San Diego edition). In his most recent post he mildly gloats about his reelection. Jerome says that the citizens of Encinitas rewarded the incumbents for doing a great job.
Incumbent city councilperson Maggie Houlihan once again received the highest number of votes in the recent election, a final total of 12505. Maggie has broken 10,000 votes in every election contest she has run in. Maggie has received more votes than Jerome Stocks in every election. Clearly the majority residents of Encinitas think that Maggie is doing a great job.
However, the city council Wall of Sausage (Dan Dalager, Jim Bond and Jerome Stocks) consistently paint Maggie as a radical outsider who is out of touch with mainstream Encinitas values.
It is clear that Maggie's continuing dominance at the polls shows that she has a mandate in this town (Maggie should probably stop being excluded from being mayor in our rotating system). As the most popular city council member Maggie is the spearhead of "the proven leaders of a reasoned and balanced council which has served our city so well these past six years."