The endearing term "Yahoos" comes from a comment made by John Whitty in an article on the LNG in The Oregonian.
Meanwhile, John Whitty, an 81-year old lawyer who helped draft bylaws and file papers for the plan's educational foundation, says he's been excoriated by the local paper as a member of a "self-appointed aristocracy," while public meetings have offered "every yahoo in the county an opportunity to get up and snipe at us."
The county clerk’s office has released the vote tally for the eighteen precincts and John Sweet may have won the hearts and minds of midtown Coos Bay but he is vulnerable everywhere else. Sweet, the incumbent, lost the popular vote during the primary to challenger Don Gurney forcing a November runoff between the two. Because the voter turnout was so low last May these results may not be the most accurate barometer of how the county will vote this fall but all indications are that the Yahoos in the south county and rural Coos Bay and North Bend could put a new commissioner into office next January.
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Tioga Sports Park Gun Range Public Meeting January 30, 2014
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