Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Ward 8: Best Campaign Yard Sign?

Anyone who has ever run for public office knows once you decide to run, one of the first things to determine are your campaign colors. Many times campaign colors will reflect a candidates personality or just clever campaign strategy.

With 12 people running it looks like all the primary colors have been taken. We can talk all day about who we think will the Ward 8 City Council seat on April 28th, but for today let’s see who wins for best campaign yard sign. Any thoughts?

Blue is the color of the sky and sea. It is often associated with depth and stability. It symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven. Blue is considered beneficial to the mind and body. It slows human metabolism and produces a calming effect. Blue is strongly associated with tranquility and calmness. In heraldry, blue is used to symbolize piety and sincerity.

Leonard Watson with a Classic Blue & White

Sheila Bunn with a  Blue and Lime Green Combo

Yellow is the color of sunshine. It's associated with joy, happiness, intellect, and energy. Yellow produces a warming effect, arouses cheerfulness, stimulates mental activity, and generates muscle energy. Yellow is often associated with food. Bright, pure yellow is an attention getter, which is the reason taxicabs are painted this color. When overused, yellow may have a disturbing effect; it is known that babies cry more in yellow rooms. Yellow is seen before other colors when placed against black; this combination is often used to issue a warning. In heraldry, yellow indicates honor and loyalty. Later the meaning of yellow was connected with cowardice.

Sandra "S.S" Seegars  with a Classic "S.S." Yellow

Jahaur Abraham with a brighter Yellow

Red is the color of fire and blood, so it is associated with energy, war, danger, strength, power, determination as well as passion, desire, and love. Red is a very emotionally intense color. It enhances human metabolism, increases respiration rate, and raises blood pressure. It has very high visibility, which is why stop signs, stoplights, and fire equipment are usually painted red. In heraldry, red is used to indicate courage. It is a color found in many national flags.

Natalie Williams - Red and White with a bit of Washington NFL Football Team Maroon

Eugene Kinlow with a Red, Black & White combo

Purple combines the stability of blue and the energy of red. Purple is associated with royalty. It symbolizes power, nobility, luxury, and ambition. It conveys wealth and extravagance. Purple is associated with wisdom, dignity, independence, creativity, mystery, and magic. According to surveys, almost 75 percent of pre-adolescent children prefer purple to all other colors. Purple is a very rare color in nature; some people consider it to be artificial.

LaRuby May and the Grape Purple 

Orange combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow. It is associated with joy, sunshine, and the tropics. Orange represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement, and stimulation. To the human eye, orange is a very hot color, so it gives the sensation of heat. Nevertheless, orange is not as aggressive as red. Orange increases oxygen supply to the brain, produces an invigorating effect, and stimulates mental activity. It is highly accepted among young people. As a citrus color, orange is associated with healthy food and stimulates appetite. Orange is the color of fall and harvest. In heraldry, orange is symbolic of strength and endurance.

Greta Fuller and Historic Preservation Orange

Green is the color of nature. It symbolizes growth, harmony, freshness, and fertility. Green has strong emotional correspondence with safety. Dark green is also commonly associated with money. Green has great healing power. It is the most restful color for the human eye; it can improve vision. Green suggests stability and endurance. Sometimes green denotes lack of experience; for example, a 'greenhorn' is a novice. In heraldry, green indicates growth and hope. Green, as opposed to red, means safety; it is the color of free passage in road traffic.

 Trayon White and Jolly Rancher Green

 Anthony Muhammad and classic Green & White

 Stuart Anderson with another version of Green & White

Marion "Chris" Barry with Marion Barry Green

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Watch the Ward 8 Collaborative Candidate Forum

Did you miss the Ward 8 Collaborative Candidate forum on April 1, 2015? If so, no worries. Below is a link for a recording of the event. Nearly 600 Ward 8 Residents participated in the straw poll. Now get out there and go VOTE!