Allen McCloskey, who has taken out papers to run for Eureka City Council Ward 4 is still registered in Ward 1 or Ward 5?
I called the Humboldt County Elections Office just a few minutes ago and spoke with Judy, the election manager. She could only confirm that Allen McCloskey is registered and that he is registered in Ward 1.
I have left a message for City Clerk Pam Powell.
I have also contacted Mr. McCloskey for a response.
Ms. Powell got back to me earlier in the day on August 2 and said, "Allen McCloskey hasn’t returned his nomination papers and I don’t have any records yet." I asked if there was any requirement for how long one needed to live in a Ward, if they moved to run in that Ward. She said, "The City of Eureka does not have a length of residency requirement.
Mr. McClosksey got back to me later on the evening of August 2 around 7:37 p.m.
This is what Mr. McCloskey told me: My address and registration has been verified by the city clerks office."
Humboldt County Voter Registration Records show that an Allen McCloskey has lived at an address in Hawthorne Street since 2008, which is in Ward 1 (I am not printing the exact address on this blog).
Mr. McCloskey said, "Mr Chiv, my father lives in Ward 1 on Hawthorne Street."
This is correct but the confusion occurred because both seem to have the same first and last name with a different middle name. So the Election Office was not incorrect in the Ward 1 information.
I checked further and that is how I found out that father and son have the same first and last names.
Public records also show that Allen McCloskey and his partner, Antonio Moreno-Mungia purchased a home in May 2015 at Allard Avenue (again not printing exact address). That is in an incorporated area of Humboldt.
He did confirm, " Yes my husband and I purchased a rental property on Allard Ave in early 2015."
On 8/3, I found out that the elections office had a blackout period and is still processing anyone who re-registered after the last election. So, even if Mr. McCloskey re registered, no way of tracking and verifying that for this post.
I asked some follow up questions, including proof of him being registered in Ward 4 and gave him a deadline today for any additional comment. No response yet.
Jul 30, 2016
Allen McCloskey, one of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit against St. Joseph hospital took out papers to run for Eureka City Council
Allen McCloskey announced on his facebook page that he is running for Eureka City Council.
According to a source, he has taken papers out for the 4th Ward.
"Thank you to my family, hundreds of coworkers, hundreds of patients, practitioners, current city council members, and friends for supporting me and encouraging me to continue my work by securing a seat on the Eureka City Council. With your support I am most certain that we will win this election come November. Together we can secure this seat. Together we can take on the status quo, together we can begin fixing our beautiful city and addressing our pending issues and restoring balance to our economy. I look forward to what we will accomplish together on this venture. Thank you all and God Bless!"
St. Joseph Eureka healthcare workers Kellie Shaner and Allen McCloskey, along with NUHW Lead Negotiator Charlie Ridgell, discussed St. Joseph Health System’s low wages July 2 in a one-hour interview on KHSU’s Thursday Night Talk.