Election 2010: Jim Meko's "not going anywhere"

Meko, at left

D6 candidate Jim Meko was with campaign volunteers Jake Dues and Anthony Faber at his print shop on 10th Street near the end of the night on Nov. 2.

Meko and the others had ordered pizza, and a couple cans of Bud Light were out on the table. It was a quiet scene, since it was clear that he wasn't one of the front-runners. Meko seemed disappointed by his loss, but kept a positive attitude.

"Unlike other losing candidates," he said, "I'm not going anywhere. So I won't be dwelling on what I could have done to win, but what I can do next for the district."

He mentioned his involvement with the SoMa leadership council and Western SoMa community plan, which he has been involved with for years.


Shit, Meko got 1/2 as many votes in the first round this year as I got in 2010 when I spent $1,000 and Jim dropped some PF coin.

Jim is too conservative for D6, at least by half by my measure, and the Western SOMA plan is too timid as well.


Posted by marcos on Nov. 03, 2010 @ 10:28 am

I don’t think Jim Meko is too conservative for District Six by any means. And while he may chair the Western SoMa Citizens Planning Task Force, he is not in complete control of what amounts to a group effort, incorporating different feedback from all sorts of folks living our wonderfully wacky neighborhood.

Jim is a fair-minded guy who truly listens to people’s concerns and surprises a lot of folks because he can’t be pigeon-holed. He ran a positive campaign that was based on problem solving, not name calling. While he won’t be serving the people of District 6 as our supervisor, Jim certainly will be serving the district as good neighbor and a loyal citizen.

Full disclosure: My wife and I donated money to Jim Meko’s campaign as well as Theresa Spark’s. Wish we could have given more, but money was tight this year.

Posted by Brian Wallace on Nov. 03, 2010 @ 11:34 am

Gotcha, but when the Planning Department told Jim to shit, his answer was "What color?" instead of organizing the community to bring forth a progressive plan.

Brian, the election results really speak for themselves as to where D6 stands politically.


Posted by marcos on Nov. 03, 2010 @ 5:15 pm

Marc, you are such a gerk!

Posted by Guest on Nov. 04, 2010 @ 6:33 pm