"Renee Anenberg - a volunteer for North Valley candidate Brad Smith - has even offered to hand deliver vote-by-mail applications to people she calls.
A first-time volunteer, she is hoping to help elect her longtime neighbor to the council's one open seat.
"I'm only doing this because he won't take contributions from developers or corporations," Anenberg said of Smith. "I vote with my heart. I have to trust someone. I knew he was honest."