NCPA Endorses Steve (Sungnome) Madrone for 5th District Supervisor
This is a press release from the North Coast People’s Alliance:
The North Coast People’s Alliance (NCPA) membership voted unanimously to endorse Steve (Sungnome) Madrone for Humboldt County’s 5th District Supervisor at its January monthly meeting. With a history of victory in local races, NCPA plans to turn out the same grassroots energy that first helped presidential primary candidate Bernie Sanders win the county in a landslide and has won multiple races for NCPA-endorsed candidates and a significant ballot measure since.
Madrone already spearheads and supports successful local projects and this track record impressed NCPA membership. His leadership helped make McKinleyville’s beloved Hammond Trail a reality. As executive director of the Mattole Salmon Group he currently leads the effort to restore Chinook and coho salmon in the Mattole River watershed. The Hoopa Valley tribe has already endorsed Madrone and credits him for his 44 years of work to restore the county’s important salmon resource.
Prior to the endorsement, NCPA membership questioned Madrone about a variety of local issues including the newly adopted general plan, voters’ current economic challenges, and the crisis of homelessness. Madrone, well-informed on these issues and many more, offered creative solutions likely to appeal to practical people of many political leanings. As Patti Rose, an NCPA member and twenty year resident of McKinleyville, commented: “Obviously the establishment of the Hammond Trail required Madrone to work successfully with a variety of individuals, groups and political entities. With the many challenges facing Humboldt County, fiscally, socially, and environmentally, it would be a great benefit to have someone of Madrone’s talents and skills as our 5th District supervisorial representative.”
North Coast People’s Alliance is a hub of organizing activity for Northern California. The group advocates for economic, environmental, and social justice, with a particular focus on local progressive electoral issues. Not aligned with any political party, it seeks common ground on issues that transcend partisan politics. Satisfied that Madrone’s track record and his current positions exemplify these values, NCPA will be working to ensure he not only is elected in November 2018 but will continue to champion these as Supervisor.