Now Chip Johnson wants term limits. I still don’t get it. Am I the only one who thinks that maybe term limits in Sacramento haven’t exactly led to a well-run State government? But hey – we get lots of fresh faces, so apparently that makes up for it. I still haven’t heard anything that makes me more inclined to support term limits for Councilmembers (although people are welcome to keep trying), but what I have heard quite enough of in the last week is bitching about the election results and how entrenched the incumbents are from people who didn’t lift a damn finger to help unseat any of them. Anyway, I have no interest in sitting around and moping about how unfair the the world is. Losing sucks. We’ll just have to do it better next time, and that’s that.
One person who is decidedly not sitting around pouting about the system is 2nd place finisher in the District 3 City Council race, Sean Sullivan. Sullivan will soon be starting an awesome new job as the director of development for Equality California:
In the past decade, EQCA has successfully passed more than 45 pieces of civil rights legislation for the LGBT community – more than any other statewide LGBT organization in the nation. Working in partnership with California’s LGBT Legislative Caucus, EQCA is committed to building a better future for all Californians by protecting youth, strengthening families and empowering communities.
Sullivan will be joining the organization as they ramp up to raise funds to defeat the marriage ammendment that has been placed on the ballot for November. The organization will need to raise millions of dollars to get their message out in the next few months. Sullivan’s experience as the director of development and community relations with a shiny homeless shelter in the heart of the Jack London District, as well as raising over $60,000 as a first time political candidate, demonstrate that he has the skills for the job.