January 3, 2018 – Announcement of Intention to Run- District 3 Supervisor
After much consideration and reflection, today I filed a “Notice of Intention” to run for District 3 Supervisor, Del Norte County.
Throughout my evaluations, I considered, “can we do better towards making District 3 and Del Norte County a more attractive, more prosperous, and safer place for visitors and residents?” I believe that we can; that is why I intend to run.
There are two important conditions of my future candidacy:
1). I will be 100% financing and coordinating my campaign
2). I will not actively seek organization endorsements, particularly endorsements that might compromise decision-making
I believe most of you are aware of my positions on important issues. Over the coming months, I will be discussing issues important to District 3 residents while sharing my experience, qualifications, and views.
In February I will begin collecting signatures (need 20, will collect 40) for a nomination petition formalizing my candidacy. The petition does not declare your support for a particular candidate, but allows the candidate to get on the ballot so choices can be made.
I would like to get out to folks starting this month to discuss the nomination process, and to get my “name” out there. I want to collect signatures from each major area of District 3 (Hiouchi, Gasquet, Smith River). If you are interested, I could definitely use your help in providing contacts for groups I could meet with.
This might include church groups, neighborhood watches, local organizations, etc., within District 3. Potential signers of a petition must be current registered voters that live in District 3. Party affiliation does not matter.
I have valued your friendship and support over the years, and welcome any advice, suggestions, or encouragement you might have. I will look forward to meeting with you soon. Thank you for your consideration.