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City Council Candidate Campaigns By Music Video

Justin Hutchison is no Justin Bieber but his YouTube video is a novel tactic in his race for San Leandro's 4th district city council seat.

 

Justin Hutchison is not going to be confused with the Justin who sends teens and tweens into a swoon.

But then the San Leandro native has aimed his campaign music video at an older demographic in his effort to win the city council's 4th district seat.

Hutchison, a security manager for Target stores, has put his campaign message into a hip-hopish YouTube video.

The lyrics in the four-minute clip are sung by Mike DeLima, who has been a friend of the candidate since they attended Arroyo High School.

DeLima has other music videos to his credit.

They include a parody of the Katy Perry tune "California Girls" that extols the virtues of San Lorenzo.

DeLima has another video that pokes fun at the police department in Walnut Creek, where he runs a night club that has made some waves with local authorities

"Justin wanted to do a campaign video that was funny and serious at the same time," said DeLima, who said the production -- titled Hutch 2012 -- was a collaborative effort that included local artists Joel Cecil and Cesar Delly.

Hutchison is running against three other candidates for a council seat that has no incumbent. The other challengers are Benny Lee, Chris Crow and Darlene Daevu.

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Justin H. November 01, 2012 at 12:39 PM
The video needed to have something edited out and will be back available this afternoon via search : San leandro hutch. I will attach the link in the comments section when it's back up.
Marga Lacabe November 01, 2012 at 03:45 PM
So are you going to make us play the game of "what did Justin need to remove"? My guess? The extra "n" your friends added when pronouncing your last name (Hutchinson instead of Hutchison). But maybe Guido's got jealous that you were giving Shelly's a plug and you're editing them out :-)
anthony November 01, 2012 at 06:06 PM
Chris Crow was removed from the Planning Commission by a unanimous vote of the City Council, including the Mayor. All ayes not a single no; that is not petty politics.
Marga Lacabe November 01, 2012 at 08:50 PM
Your comment, anthony, is petty politics. You know, surely, that the Council has a policy of allowing each City Council member to have full authority on who represents their district in the Commissions. In other words, they will always vote unanimously to appoint or remove anyone the Council Member from that district asks. Mayor Cassidy and other Councl Members said that *explicitly* before the vote to remove Chris, and they repeated the same thing again before unanimously voting to approve Michael Gregory's appointee to the Planning Commission, despite the fact that community members objected that he worked for a company that was engaged in property development in San Leandro. So knowing this, why do bring it up pretending that it's somehow meaningful?
Justin H. November 05, 2012 at 08:49 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PK-KVsDp8k Here is the new link:-) we have had to edit some things, but this version is just as funny and entertaining!!! Please remember to VOTE HUTCH!!!!

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