Election Day is just five weeks away, with much at stake on the local ballot, with countywide races for district attorney, superior court judge, auditor-controller and clerk/recorder, as well as two supervisorial seats to be decided.
It’s a lot. Fortunately, there are a host of opportunities in the coming weeks to get to know the candidates a bit better. Chief among those are three series of candidate forums to be put on by KEET-TV and the League of Women Voters of Humboldt County (LWVHC), the Humboldt County Association of Realtors and 15 local community groups.
KEET and LWVHC’s forums will all be held from 7 to 8 p.m., except otherwise noted, and can be viewed live on KEET or streamed later on KEET’s YouTube channel. Questions can be submitted prior to the forums to email@example.com or called into KEET the night of the forum at 445-0811.
May 9 — Auditor-controller
May 11 — County Supervisor, District Four
May 16 — County Supervisor, District Five
May 18 — District Attorney
May 23 — Clerk/Recorder/Registrar of voters
May 25 (7 to 8:30 p.m.) — Arcata City Council
June 1 (7 to 7:30 p.m.) — Humboldt County Superior Court Judge
Next up, the Humboldt County Association of Realtors, which will be hosting a series of in-person forums, some of which will be recorded and posted to the organization’s website.
May 6 (5:30 to 7 p.m.) — County Supervisor, District Five, Azalea Hall (1620 Pickett Road) McKinleyville
May 11 (5:30 to 7:30 p.m.) — District Attorney, Eureka Veterans Memorial Hall (1018 H St.)
May 12 (5:30 to 7:30 p.m.) — Clerk/Recorder/Registrar of Voters, Eureka Women’s Club (1531 J St.)
May 18 (5:30 to 7:30 p.m.) — County Supervisor, District Four, Eureka Women’s Club (1531 J St.)
May 20 (5:30 to 7 p.m.) — Auditor-controller, Eureka Women’s Club (1531 J St.)
May 25 (5:30 to 7:30 p.m.) — Arcata City Council, Arcata Playhouse (1251 Ninth St.)
Finally, 15 community groups are looking to take a deeper dive into the supervisorial races, with the Eureka Chapter of the NAACP, Centro del Pueblo, the Wiyot Tribe, the Humboldt and Del Norte Central Labor Council, North Coast People’s Alliance, Cooperation Humboldt, Health Care for All Humboldt/Physicians for a National Health Program, the Northcoast Environmental Center, Affordable Homeless Housing Alternatives, the Coalition for Responsible Transportation Priorities, Humboldt County Transition Age Youth Collaborative, Humboldt Area Center for Harm Reduction, 350 Humboldt, Queer Humboldt and the Redwood Coalition for Climate and Environmental Responsibility all co-sponsoring the forums. The forums were scheduled to be aired live on KMUD and streamed on the station’s Facebook and YouTube channel, where they will be archived. Questions can be submitted in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 923-3911.
May 2 (6 to 8 p.m.) — County Supervisor, District Five
May 9 (6 to 8 p.m.) — County Supervisor, District Four