It is with great enthusiasm that I endorse Mike Wilson for Humboldt County 3rd District Supervisor.
I have worked with Mike as a fellow Humboldt Bay Harbor District commissioner and have found Mike to be very competent and a problem solver. While Mike was chair of the Harbor Commission he pushed forward the purchase of blighted property on the Samoa Peninsula and was instrumental in removing millions of gallons of caustic chemicals. Mike also brokered a deal for the Harbor District to purchase a dredge that will be invaluable for years to come for local docks and will save the city of Eureka and the Humboldt Harbor District millions of dollars in the future. Mike has also completed many other complex projects.
I am proud to stand behind Mike as a friend and admirer of somebody who "Gets things done!"
Please vote Mike Wilson for 3rd District Supervisor on June 7.
Richard Marks, Samoa
I have worked with Mike Wilson on a number of occasions in my roles as Wiyot Tribe natural resources director and Blue Lake city councilmember. Mike helped facilitate the Indian Island brownfields remediation, which led to the restoration of the Wiyot World Renewal Ceremony and removed a significant dioxin hotspot on while pumping millions of dollars into the local economy.
While others would have delayed or dodged responsibility, Mike's decisive action on the Samoa pulp mill helped prevent an environmental catastrophe that would have cost exponentially more to clean up. If the cleanup had not occurred before this past year's rains, the improperly stored chemicals would have spilled into the bay. Instead the facility is being transformed into an economic driver that will create living-wage jobs.
While others like to complain and promote unrealistic goals, Mike has the experience, scientific literacy and drive for the betterment of our community.
Stephen Kullmann, Blue Lake
With the election soon at hand I have been thinking about the local race for Board of Supervisors and wanted to offer my support for Bud Rogers. I like his focus on local and feel that he is very connected to the folks of this district. He understands the issues and I feel he will do a good job to be fair and not allow the position to corrupt him.
I cannot say the same for Estelle Fennell. I feel that she has allowed her position to corrupt her on some issues. She was on the wrong side of the Reggae on the River issue when it tried to go for-profit. She is on the wrong side of a major development issue just east of Trinidad were she is supporting high density development on property owned by Bob Morris (her Planning Commission chair appointee). Corruption at its best.
Sungnome Madrone, Trinidad