By Roger Gitlin – EYE ON DEL NORTE – March 18, 2022
TERRI COLTON has declared her candidacy for Del Norte Supervisor, District.5.
Candidate Colton has a long history of civic involvement in Del Norte County including a near four decade involvement with the iconic JC Basketball Tournament and a 30 year Del Norte High School Drill Team head coach. Terri organized the Del Norte Hotel/Motel Association and was a long-term Chamber of Commerce member and Chairperson.
* She served on the Senior Center Board for several years helping fundraise $350,000 for the building of the Center. Before leaving to the private sector two years ago, candidate Colton worked as the Deputy Director, Economic Development of the Yurok Tribe for nearly nine years. Where Terri Colton stands on the issues:
* “Del Norte County is an absolute mess,” Colton states. I asked her if she felt the Tri-Agency was a FAILURE. She said, “ABSOLUTELY! ” Del Norte County needs to take responsibility and own past mistakes.”
* Candidate Colton expressed her ability to “…bring people to the table” and address real problems impacting voters, but did not articulate those solutions in our interview.
Clearly, candidate Colton displays a strong sense of courage and a long history of civic involvement. ” We need change, now,” Colton implores.
*Colton voted NO on the County Measure R sales tax increase. Colton expressed her need to know where the Measure R funds will be directed before she decides on repealing the 13% increase in revenue on the November ballot.
* When I asked candidate Colton where she stands on Marijuana usage, she stated she supports Medicinal Cannibis use…then in her next sentence she stated, ” I support recreational cannabis (Marijuana) usage.
*Colton, a bookkeeper by trade touts her experience in managing money and managing operations for the numerous Yurok enterprises including managing the Redwood Inn.
Colton will face four other candidates in District 5 on June 7.