Note: if you donâ€™t want to read my blather & just want to know my recommendations: Hereâ€™s just the LIST. But, the blather really is the best part, so you can understand what I think & decide how you may agree/disagree. But you should agree 🙂
[Ed. Note: One of the things I liked most about last year’s ‘DeepSlate (perhaps the best ever) was that I got it out early, which gave people time to get back to me with critiques of my choices. I was hoping to do the same this year – especially since this election has fewer items… but alas no. This has been one of the most stressful years I can remember (for a variety of reasons) and on top of it all we have a newborn baby! So needless to say I’m exhausted & WAAAAY behind the eightball on everything. I’m lucky to be able to post this before the election at the rate I’m going 🙂 I better get typing before I fall asleep! So….
.ps If you like what you read, please do let me know! Also questions, criticisms, comments welcome!
.ppsÂ Every year, I get a smattering of â€œhey donâ€™t forget to email me your slateâ€ folks, some of who I forget to mail 🙁 So Iâ€™ve started an email list for the â€˜DeepSlate so that I donâ€™t forget these folks. Â If you want me to put you on it, just let me know. Â I promise I wonâ€™t spam you (less than 10 emails a year methinks). Â Or you can always just check back on my blog.]
.pps: Let’s start a new tradition:#votingstickerselfie AFTER YOU VOTE: Take a pic with your voting sticker on your nose & hashtag it as #votingstickerselfie!
ABOUT THIS SLATE: Every San Francisco election cycle, I put out myÂ â€œâ€˜Deep Slateâ€: my endorsements for that election. If you know who I am, you know how I skew, but regardless, I recommend you read theÂ â€œMY VALUESâ€ section below to understand where Iâ€™m coming from. THE LIST section is just the no-frills list of how Iâ€™ll be voting (for printing!) & THE DETAILS section is the longer explanation of how I arrived at each vote.
I believe Iâ€™ve been doing the â€˜Deep Slate since sometime in the â€˜90s. You can read all the ones Iâ€™ve saved by clickingÂ hereÂ – it getâ€™s a bit dicey because before 2012, they were email only (not blog posts), so Iâ€™ve posted the email versions I could find.
Thanks, as always, to the number of folks who have asked me for my opinions. I know I say it every time but it is quite true: I really am honored by your interest.
And big props to my lovely wife, for proofreading this and also for being so supportive of all my meetings & involvements!
The format of the slate is simple:
- THE LIST: the simple list of my endorsements for this election
- THE DETAILS: the whys and wherefors of each endorsement.
- MY VALUES: a brief explanation of my values and sources, to help make sense of my opinions.
- Other Sources: a collection of other resources & ballot slates put together by friends or organizations that I value.
Also note that a few days after the election, you can come back & check the RESULTS by clicking here.