October 09, 2006
Eric Oemig, half-time voter
Eric Oemig, the nutroots Democrat running against Rep. Toby Nixon for the 45th district state Senate seat, does not have a very impressive record of civic engagement. .
This page shows his voting record, according to King County Elections. He registered in 1994 and has voted in the following elections though May 2006 (I don't yet have records for last month's primary).
Posted by Stefan Sharkansky at October 09, 2006
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Oemig didn't bother to show up and do his civic duty on many other occasions -- general elections in 1995,1997,2001,2002 and 2003 and most primaries of the last 12 years. He also missed all but one of the special elections covering school boards and levies, parks, libraries. (Toby Nixon's voting record is here. Note that King County only reports the 10 latest votes prior to June 2004).
1. Hmmm, first Darcy Burner, then this guy. Is this indicative of the candidates the Dems are fielding these days? And do their Republican opponents universally have a more complete voting record? Could make for some interesting research.
2. No surprise, on the left it's always do as they say, not as they do.
3. Thow in Sheldon over there, too, as one who the party went after with defective goods.
4. Hmmm, could it perhaps be that Democrats are less dedicated voters than Republicans? I think I've missed a couple of primaries in the 30+ years that I've been voting. Looks to me like more good news.
Yeah, and Burner's weak voting record and association with liberal Democratic bloggers has crippled her SO badly she won a primary beauty contest and polls even with Smilin' Sheriff Dave.
As opposition research goes, this is pretty weak beer. Jeez, you're not even looking at PDC filings?
6. It's OK Eric is probably going to use some lame excuse like Darcy did, She missed the majority of elections over a three year period because she was at home on bed rest because of doctors orders during her pregnancy (Never heard of voting absentee? Didn't anticipate being pregnant?). Or the ever popular she wasn't eligible or...or...or..she really didn't care about voting until she thought someone would be paying attention. Ya Sure, that's what we want in a Congressional Representative. Someone who has never taken the time to participate in her community in even the most basic of ways until she thought it would benefit her campaign image.
My God, this guy is Darcy Burner with shorter hair and a tie.
His bio reads almost exactly like Darcy's until you get to the part of what he has done in the community - i.e. a lot more than Darcy.
Even though he doesn't participate in the basic right of voting, at least his ego is in check enough to start his political career on the State level.
I'll give him credit for that, but still vote for Toby anyway.
8. It could just be that the Democrats know that they do not have to vote. Ron Sims will insure that their candidate wins.
Lets get timmy involved for an initiative making it mandatory for any person running for an elected position to PROVE they have voted in the past number of elections for the term they are seeking. Not skipping even one local school or local taxing vote.
WOW that would really shake up a few wouldnt it.
10. Hey, come on, you know, I mean, like, so maybe he only voted half the time, but, like, what ever happened to the glass being half full, you know? ;)
11. Voting record, schmoting record--you got a pulse and a D by your name, you've got a better than even chance of being elected in Sims City.
12. Come on, give the guy a break. There simply wasn't a clear difference between the candidates for him to make a choice and ....no that's not it....he was disenfranchised by the Republican vote suppression effort.....King County overlooked his ballot, Yeah that's the ticket.
Gad! I hadn't thought of that! Barcy Durner actually did
vote in all of those elections, but an eeevil Rovian plot foiled her patriotic efforts!