Brett Watson Announces Candidacy for Arcata City Council Seat

This is a press release from the office of Brett Watson:

ARCATA, CA— Arcata City Councilmember and Vice-Mayor Brett Watson has decided to run for a 4-year term for Arcata City Council.  On Thursday afternoon, Watson officially submitted his candidate statement along with thirty signatures of registered Arcata voters at City Hall.

“I am very excited to be running this November and I’ve already started going to door to door. I look forward to meeting and talking with as many community members as possible between now and then,” Watson said.  “It’s a great honor to work for the people of Arcata, and I hope they’ll grant me the opportunity to continue to work for them beyond 2018.”

Watson first moved to Arcata to attend Humboldt State University, where he graduated with a degree in Forestry.  Watson has served in a number of civic roles, including five years on the Economic Development Committee, as a volunteer at the Arcata Senior Center, and as a volunteer at the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary.  In April 2017, he was appointed by the City Council to fill a vacancy left by Mark Wheetley.

“I have an ambitious set of goals for my next term, including expanding safe and affordable housing for all Arcatans, continuing to enhance the Plaza and Valley West, helping to create a ‘premier’ dog park for residents and tourists, furthering progress on zero-waste goals, increasing the City’s level of disaster preparedness, and working to increase access to public lands.”

Watson is grateful to have earned the support of many valued members of the Arcata community. Stay tuned for an announcement regarding the campaign’s official kickoff event.

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