From the TS editorial: The governor's appointment of Johanna Rodoni to fill out her late husband's term as 2nd District supervisor -- until Jan. 5, 2009 -- has created a quandary for the June 3 election.
...Roger Rodoni's name remains on the ballot and his campaign remains active, urging voters to vote for a candidate who is no longer able to serve....
...if Roger Rodoni gets one more vote than 50 percent in the three-way primary, the governor would be compelled to appoint Johanna Rodoni on Jan. 5 to a new, shortened term that would be up for a vote again in 2010.
...it leaves the two surviving candidates on the ballot dueling with a ghost. Not only are Clif Clendenen and Estelle Fennell compelled to speak no ill of Roger Rodoni now that he is gone, but they are on shaky ground if they try to contrast themselves to Johanna Rodoni, since she is not on the ballot and has no record as an elected official.
Yep. You can imagine the monkeywrench this whole thing has thrown into the Ork camp. Running two candidates was to ensure a runoff, with the sole intent to get rid of Rodoni. Now he is gone. Their key platform is gone. Who do they have left to attack but each other. Or run on their merits.