Applause! Applause to Anon. August 30, 5:23 p.m. and Amy! You guessed it. Yes, it was Joan Buchanan, whom I spied at Whole Foods in Walnut Creek around noon on Saturday, shopping for groceries and wheeling out a platter of fresh cut fruit.
Didn't want to say, until late today, who this mystery candidate/shopper was. Didn't want anything I wrote (Yeah, right!) to prejudice your vote one way or the other in this hotly contested race. Buchanan, the recently elected state Assemblywoman and Alamo Democrat, is one of 14 candidates vying to replace Ellen Tauscher as U.S. Representative in the 10th Congressional District.
The top vote-getter in each party today moves onto the ballot for the November 3 election. That is, unless one of the 14 gains the majority of all the votes cast. Then that lucky politician becomes Tauscher's replacement in Washington D.C.--and we don't have to do this all again in November.
Anyway, I just went to my local precinct and voted. In and out. Just like that. And I received one of my special stickers!