Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria Endorses Sundberg for 5th District Supervisor

Press release from the Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria:

Ryan SundbergCher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria endorses Ryan Sundberg for Humboldt County 5th District Supervisor. Ryan has earned his reputation of “experience, trust, and leadership.” One of Ryan’s strongest qualities is that he does everything with integrity.

Ryan is Humboldt County’s first Native American county supervisor, and one of only three in the State of California. Ryan serves the residents of the 5th District which includes McKinleyville, Trinidad, Orick, Fieldbrook, Willow Creek and Hoopa. California Tribes located within the 5th District include the Trinidad Rancheria, Big Lagoon Rancheria, and Hoopa Valley Tribe. In addition, numerous Native Americans from various Tribes reside within the District.

Ryan has been involved in major projects such as Klamath Dam Removal, Trinity River Restoration, addressing Tribal Government needs, and working with the rural communities on vital programs and services.

Ryan is an Advocate for Public Safety in the 5th District. Though Measure Z, he has increased public safety; resurfaced roads; installed crosswalks near schools; widened roads for pedestrians and cyclists; maintained ambulance service to communities along Highway 299 and provided upgraded equipment; established residential deputies in the communities of Orleans, Willow Creek and Orick; and completed a walkability study for Willow Creek to enhance community safety.

In addition to his work as the 5th District Supervisor, Ryan is a member of the following organizations: California Coastal Commission; United States Environmental Protection Agency, Local Government Advisory Committee; Humboldt County Association of Governments; California Association of Councils of Governments; Redwood Coast Energy Authority Board Representative; North Coast Resource Partnership, Policy Review Panel; and Tribal Advocacy Committee California State Association of Counties.

Because Ryan is a tribal member he has a keen awareness of Native American issues and the priorities and challenges Tribes face in Humboldt County. Ryan has been a bridge builder and a consensus builder and has worked tirelessly for the fifth district and all Tribes in Humboldt County. We strongly encourage you to vote for Ryan Sundberg, 5th District Supervisor, Humboldt County.



  • So the Rancheria doesn’t endorse him, just the “Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community.” Is there a difference? Just the folks by the casino, not the council?

    • The Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria is the full name of the Tribe, often abbreviated as Trinidad Rancheria.

  • Wow! That was a real nail-biter wondering which candidate they would finally endorse.

    • Soon-to-be Former County Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

      🐘💩 Sundberg isn’t just incompetent, he’s completely corrupt too.

  • Richard Salzman is running Sungnome madrones campaign. The same Richard Salsman that got busted for cranking out letters to the editor and signing other peoples names to them. One of THE most dishonest people in Humboldt politics . Salzman Lost miserably his last three political campaigns that he managed, because voters saw through his dishonest tactics.
    Poor Sungnome doesn’t even know what’s hitting him…….aside from Sungnome himself, Salzman will also be part of the big reasons why Sungnome can’t and won’t win against Sundberg.

    • Sunberg is a stooge, everyone knows that. He’s the stooge for growers, Mercer Fraser, awful Ben Shepherd, developers, the Sheriff’s office, etc. He’s their man. A man without an original thought in his head. That’s why you like him so much.

      • Sungnome is a hippie who’s son had been busted for growing, he has felon running his campaign, and he’s changed his name. Can this get any better and somehow he is the better candidate. Seriously?!? Only in California.

        • Hilarious. So he changes his name. So what. It’s a nickname. Everyone knows a friend or relative who’s grown pot. You like the powers that be running the show. They are doing such a great job.

        • Soon-to-be Former County Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

          And Sundberg will still lose. 🐘💩💥

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