NCPA Votes Unanimously to Endorse Candidates for College of the Redwoods Board of Trustees
This is a press release from the North Coast People’s Alliance:
EUREKA, CA (Sept. 28, 2017) – The North Coast People’s Alliance (NCPA) voted unanimously at their general meeting on Sept. 24 to endorse Dan Kelley and Dr. Bonnie Deister, RN in the November 2017 election for the College of the Redwoods Board of Trustees.
Dan Kelley is a small business owner, business coach, and former community organizer who has helped empower students from both CR and HSU to start new businesses through his company, Edge Caliber. He is also a father, husband, and resident of Hydesville. He is running for the Area 2 seat on CR’s board, which includes the communities of Fortuna, Rio Dell, Scotia, Petrolia and Carlotta.
Bonnie Deister holds a doctorate in education and leadership. She is a Registered Nurse as well as a former CR employee of 17 years. She has spent 28 years as an educator at community colleges, and has mentored students for over 28 years. She is a mother, grandmother, and resident of Ferndale. She is running for the Area 1 seat on CR’s board, which includes the communities of Ferndale, Loleta, King Salmon, Humboldt Hill and portions of Eureka.
The two seats will be determined in the Nov. 7, 2017 election.
“These two candidates can help create a stronger CR, one that will better serve students of all backgrounds,” said Carrie Peyton-Dahlberg, vice chair of the NCPA steering committee. “Education is our future, and if we’re going to build a healthy future, we need everyone who is eligible to vote in this election.”
“Please mark your calendar now and make time to vote by mail or in person on Nov. 7!”
The North Coast People’s Alliance evolved from Northern Humboldt for Bernie, a grassroots campaign that helped to secure a local landslide victory for Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary. After the primary, NCPA was formed as an organization to empower ordinary people to become engaged in political processes. NCPA is not aligned with any political party; rather, it serves as a place where progressives of all stripes can work together on issues that transcend partisan politics.