Get to Know Your Candidates Today and Tomorrow: 4th and 5th District Supervisor Forums
Voting for 4th District Supervisor? Today and tomorrow there are two chances to compare the candidates in a public forum. And, the forum on May 10th will also have candidates for 5th District Supervisor.
Mary Ann Lyons, Dani Burkhart, and, incumbent, Virginia Bass are vying for the 4th District seat. Today, they will be on KEET TV at 7 p.m. This forum will be moderated by the League of Women Voters. According to the webpage, “Questions, via email, will be accepted until 6:45 PM. You can also telephone (707) 445-0811 during the forum and a League volunteer will take your question and submit it to the moderator for consideration.” Submit questions via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Then, tomorrow, the candidates for 4th District Supervisor, as well as Ryan Sundberg and Steven Madrone who are running for 5th District Supervisor, will be at the Labor Temple at 840 E Street in Eureka for another forum.
According to a press release from the North Coast People’s Alliance,
Nine community groups have teamed up to host a community forum for all five candidates running for a Board of Supervisors seat in the upcoming election on June 5th. The Humboldt Del Norte Central Labor Council, North Coast People’s Alliance, Cooperation Humboldt, Health Care for All Humboldt, Northcoast Environmental Center, Centro del Pueblo, Move to Amend, Affordable Homeless Housing Alternatives, and True North are co-sponsoring the event, which will be held at the Labor Temple (840 E Street, Eureka) on May 10th from 6:00-8:00 pm.
Each group will pose questions relevant to their missions to each of the five invited candidates – incumbent Virginia Bass and challengers Mary Ann Lyons and Dani Burkhart in District 4, and in District 5, incumbent Ryan Sundberg and challenger Steve Madrone. The forum will be moderated by Central Labor Council Secretary John Frahm, and will be livestreamed on Facebook and recorded to air soon after on Access Humboldt.
“Local residents are deeply engaged in political and social issues right now,” reports Tamara McFarland, North Coast People’s Alliance steering committee chair. “There is a growing awareness of the need to work collaboratively to achieve positive changes for the environment, economy, and social safety nets – that’s what is unique about this event, and why we’re so pleased to have such broad participation from multiple groups working on these issues in our community.”
This event is free and open to the public.