Endorsements 2011

U-B ballot recommendations for Nov. 8 election

Following are the Union-Bulletin's recommendations on the Nov. 8 General Election:

Max Carrera is solid choice for Walla Walla School Board

Carrera has the depth and breadth of knowledge that now make him an excellent School Board member.

In the only contested Walla Walla School Board race on the Nov. 8 ballot, we recommend voters return Max Carrera to the Board.

Barbara Clark should be returned to Walla Walla Council

Clark is an advocate for open government who insists on holding thoughtful discussions on the issues.

When Barbara Clark first sought a seat on the Walla Walla City Council she was a vocal critic of some aspects of city government. And she was a watchdog who insisted the public's business be done in public.

Dominick Elia has earned another term on City Council

His challenger, Mary Lou Jenkins, is a solid candidate but Elia has the edge.

Dominick Elia has done an excellent job as a member of the Walla Walla City Council.

Jerry Cummins brings right experience to City Council

Cummins is a tireless worker who listen to the public and gets results.

Jerry Cummins has a clear understanding of this community and its people. He listens, develops clear plans based on thoughtful analysis and takes action.

Chris Plucker is choice for Walla Walla Council

Incumbent Fred Mitchell is doing a fine job, but Plucker has the potential to be outstanding.

Whether voters re-elect Fred Mitchell to the Walla Walla City Council or opt to elect his challenger, Chris Plucker, they simply can't go wrong. They are both excellent candidates.