Noe Valley Voice February 2008

Noe Gets Primary Fever

The presidential campaign shifted into high gear in Noe Valley last month, as local supporters of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, John McCain, and others held house parties, manned phone banks, and attended big rallies leading up to "Super Tuesday," Feb. 5. The Voice captured Obama fans Ryan Levinson and Lucy Irwin at the Noe Valley Farmers’ Market in mid-January, debating their candidate’s chances with Jane Willson (with dog Rufus) and Ian Christoph. As we went to press, Obama canvassers were readying to rally with Sen. John Kerry at Everett Middle School, 450 Church Street, on Feb. 2, 9:30 a.m. That same Saturday, Clinton followers planned to gather for a party from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at campaign headquarters, 1122 Howard Street. Meanwhile, the Noe Valley Democratic Club announced it would conduct a post-election analysis with pollster David Binder at its Feb. 20 meeting, 7:30 p.m., at St. Philip’s Church Hall, 725 Diamond Street. People of all political persuasions are invited. Photo by Pamela Gerard