I am writing to express my support of Ryan Sundberg in the upcoming election.
Ryan is respectful, kind, practical, hardworking and accessible. I have worked with Ryan during his two terms as Fifth District supervisor on projects that focus on improving the lives of the most vulnerable people in our community, including children, people living in poverty and families in crisis. Ryan cares about the health and safety of all of the people in our district, and has the knowledge and skills to make meaningful change.
I am consistently impressed with Ryan's honesty, his ability to bring together people with a variety of views to work toward a common good, his steady optimism and his steadfastness in his pursuit of positive outcomes for our community. We need more politicians like Ryan: people who work across political divides, tell the truth, stay positive, serve with humility and care about real people. Keep up the good work, Ryan!
Hillarie Beyer, McKinleyville
The purpose of this letter is to encourage all of you to get out and vote Tuesday, June 5. More specifically, I would encourage you to re-elect Fifth District Supervisor Ryan Sundberg.
Having known Ryan for almost 35 years, I have found him to be honest, trustworthy, intelligent and most capable to achieve goals for the benefit of our county.
As a member of the Humboldt County Fish and Game Citizens Advisory Committee, I have seen first-hand Ryan's commitment to his constituents through his attention to detail and thoughtful responses to issues that have been brought before him. I believe that Ryan Sundberg's experience and perspective is what Humboldt County needs to stay the course and to lead us into the next decade.
Loren Furber, McKinleyville
I have to laugh when I see obtuse political statements like the other guy's beholden to his big donors but I am not beholden to my big donors. The other guy can't be trusted but you can trust me. So what I look at when I decide who to vote for is who's getting the job done on a constant basis, who runs a positive campaign and who I have the trust factor in.
Although I think both the candidates have good qualities, the choice is clear to me as it should be to you that Ryan Sundberg is more then just a cut above. His remarkable efforts as a freshman California Coastal Commissioner saved Humboldt County's oyster industry. He is someone to be admired and I ask you to vote for him for Fifth District supervisor.
Kevin Collins, McKinleyville
I am writing to encourage the citizens of Humboldt County to re-elect Ryan Sundberg as District 5 supervisor. I've known Ryan and his family for 40 years. He's a man with integrity and he has the best interests of all his constituents in his heart. He knows the problems existing in Humboldt County and he is not afraid to tackle them. He's approachable and will listen to your concerns.
He's also representing Humboldt County on the coastal commission and on the EPA Local Advisory Commission. He takes time to know the issues impacting our region and he is willing to listen to both sides before making a decision. A vote for Ryan Sundberg is a vote for the future of Humboldt County.
Lisa Spellenberg, McKinleyville
As a longtime business owner and resident of the Fifth District, I urge everyone to support Ryan Sundberg for supervisor. Ryan grew up in Humboldt County, attended local schools and graduated with a bachelor's degree in business administration from Humboldt State University. Ryan and his wife Kim, who was also born and raised here, have chosen to stay and raise their daughter Sofie in the Fifth District.
It has been very difficult to watch supporters of his opponent sling exaggeratons, half-truths and outright lies about Ryan while Ryan continues to campaign honorably, demonstrating his commitment to resident and community interests. Clearly Madrone attracts and caters to individuals comfortable with dirty tactics — tactics Ryan has consistently choses not to use. We should not, and cannot, trust anyone else to represent our district.
Please join me in voting for Ryan Sundberg as Fifth District supervisor on June 5.
Wes Green Jr., McKinleyville
Clear differences do make a difference. Sungnome Madrone says that Senate Bill 562 (the Healthy California Act) advocacy group knows what the bill would cost Californians. He has said that Supervisor Sundberg is uninformed because Sundberg said at this time he did not have enough information and did not know how it would be funded.
Fact: The state Assembly where this funding assessment must be done has tabled S.B. 562 and will bring it back next legislative session. Although you might support the concept, you cannot be a conscientious decision-maker without knowing all the facts. Good governance requires assessing clear differences. Vote for Sundberg in the Fifth District.
Wayne Palmer, McKinleyville
I know someone who has done remarkable service to our community, someone who doesn't try to take credit for others' hard work, someone who is humble and takes little credit for all the good he actually does.
It's refreshing to see someone act like a neighbor, friend, role model. I know someone who is an elected official who acts like a statesman, not a short-sighted politician. I know someone whose agenda is to serve his community.
I will vote for that person in the Fifth District election. I will vote for Ryan Sundberg.
Carol Palmer, McKinleyville
I have lived in McKinleyville all my life. I have been a dairyman and farmer all my life, too. The soil, water and air are most important to me. Without them, good milk can't exist.
This community is lucky to be blessed with quality air, water and soil. We are also blessed to have someone helping to protect them, someone who is protecting our kids, schools and community values, too.
For these reasons and more, I urge everyone to join me and vote to re-elect Ryan Sundberg for Fifth District supervisor.
Bruno Pialorsi, McKinleyville
I strongly support Fifth District Supervisor Ryan Sundberg for re-election in 2018. Ryan is responsive to community concerns and is a strong advocate for Humboldt County. I have reached out to Ryan on several occasions and he is always willing to discuss concerns and work on solutions to local problems.
Ryan is hands-on and knows how to get things done! Please join me in voting for Ryan Sundberg.
Mike Pigg, McKinleyville
In these days of candidates offering false promises to get elected, it's refreshing to see an incumbent who has proven he delivers! Ryan Sundberg consistently delivers to his constituents, throughout his tenure as Fifth District supervisor. From his tireless advocacy to build the McKinleyville Sheriff Substation, where we have 11 deputies serving our district, when we had only two before, to work on the coastal commission and EPA Advisory Committee, Sundberg delivered, keeping our streets and environment safe and clean.
His opponent, on the other hand, makes promises of fresh ideas, yet offers no solutions as to how to implement them. Sound familiar? Sundberg has proven he delivers results. From making McKinleyville's Central Avenue wider and safer, to organizing and participating in neighborhood trash patrols, Sundberg's hard work and dedication to serving all of the citizens of the Fifth District has proven he's more than deserving of our continued support!
Trent Shumard, McKinleyville