Friday, November 03, 2017


The main reason I an not voting for Kevin W. Johnson for First Ward council is that he has HIV/AIDs. His partner  died apparently from complications from that disease, and it is possible Johnson himself may die or at least be incapacitated by it.  If that happens the City Council will choose someone to complete his four-year term.

Too often council members for one reason or another do not complete their terms. If terms were for two years, instead of four, voters would have more electoral control. Having council members with HIV/AIDS gives the  council rather than voters the decisive voice in city government. HIV/AIDS is a threat not only to individuals but to democratic local government. Electing those with HIV/AIDS to city council borders on political suicide.