This category hosts articles relating to the most recent local elections.
Candidates - Election; Nov.6, 2012 - This resource page is a work-in-progress - check back often for new information.
The information below is based on the Garberville/Redway Sample Ballot (all candidates listed in order as they appear on the Ballot).
- Click here for Sample Ballots for other Humboldt County areas.
- Click here for a resource page covering the BALLOT PROPOSITIONS.
Notice: To ensure all voters can get to the polls on November 6, California law provides employees up to two hours off to vote if they do not have enough time to do so during non-work hours. Polling places will be open between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Election Day. Click here for more information on this law.
The list of President/Vice President Candidates is as follows:
- JILL STEIN and CHERI HONKALA (Green Party)
- THOMAS HOEFLING and ROBERT ORNELAS (America's Party and American Independent Party)
- MITT ROMNEY and PAUL RYAN (Republican Party)
- GARY JOHNSON and JAMES P. GRAY (Libertarian "Party)
- ROSEANNE BARR and CINDY SHEEHAN (Peace and Freedom Party)
- BARACK OBAMA and JOSEPH BIDEN (Democratic Party)
Candidates for U.S. Senate:
- ELIZABETH EMKEN-Businesswoman/Nonprofit Executive (Republican)
- DIANNE FEINSTEIN-United States Senator (Democratic)
U.S. Congressional Representative-2nd District Race:
- JARED HUFFMAN-Environmental Attorney/Assemblymember (Democratic)
- DANIEL W. ROBERTS-Local Independent Businessman (Republican)
Candidates for State Assembly - District 2
- WESLEY CHESBRO-Member of the Assembly (Democratic)
- TOM LYNCH Father-Small Businessman Member of the Assembly (Democratic)
Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District, Governing Board Member (4 year term) - Vote for no more than TWO
- DAVID ORDONEZ-Retired Firefighter - Use the player below to hear News Coordinator, Cynthia Elkins interview Candidate David Ordonez. This interview was aired on KMUD News on Oct. 8, 2012 by KMUD News Coordinator, Terri Klemetson.
- CORINNE STROMSTAD-Appointed Incumbent - Use the player below to hear News Coordinator, Terri Klemetson, interview Candidate Corrinne Stromstad. This interview aired on KMUD News on Oct. 15, 2012 and begins with Stromstad explaining why she originally got involved with the Healthcare District almost 14 years ago.
- KAREN RUTH-Retired Geneticist - Use the player below to hear News Coordinator, Terri Klemetson, interview Candidate Karen Ruth. This interview aired on the KMUD Local News on Oct. 24, 2012
- BETH BENNETT-ALLEN-Patient Advocate-Use the player below to hear News Coordinator, Cynthia Elkins interview Candidate Beth Bennett-Allen.This interview was aired on KMUD News on Oct. 10, 2012 by KMUD Newscaster, Dave Brooksher.
Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District, Governing Board Member (2 year term) - Vote for ONE
- CLIFTON ANDERSON-Appointed Incumbent
- JUDITH A. GONZALES-Retired Business Owner - Use the player below to hear News Coordinator, Terri Klemetson, interview Candidate Judith (Judi) Gonzales. This interview aired on the KMUD Local News on Oct. 25, 2012.
In the three seat race for Humboldt County Board of Supervisors the final results of total vote in the June 5, 2012 election were as follows:
District #1:Rex Bohn won easily with 67%, while Cheryl Seidner trailed with 29 percent, and Annette De Modenafinished with 7%.
District #2:Estelle Fennel won with 53% of the vote to incumbant Clif Clendenen's 47%
District #3:Incumbant Mark Lovelace claimed victory with 67% of the final vote to Karen Brooks' 32%.
The three victorious candidates in the Supervisor's election all won outright, avoiding runoff elections in November. Rex Bohn was seated prematurally when Jimmy Smith resigned early because of illness (click here to see that story). Estelle Fennel will be seated in January and Mark Lovelace will be re-seated to serve another 4-year term.
Click on the links below for Additional Resources:
When you look at your November California ballot this year you will see 11 propositions for your consideration, including two (prop. 30 and 38) to fund shortfalls in education, a repeal of the death penalty (prop. 34), a reform of the Three-strikes law (prop. 36), and a measure that would require labeling of genetically engineered foods (prop. 37). On Monday, September 24 at 7 p.m., the League of Women Voters of Humboldt County (LWVHC) has scheduled a live presentation, "The Pros and Cons of the Ballot Propositions," to be held at the Fortuna City Council Chambers, located at 621 - 11th Street in Fortuna. The community is invited to attend this free event. For more information on this event, contact the LWVHC at 444-9252 or visit on-line at: lwvhc.org. The "Pros and Cons" Booklet can be downloaded from the "Additional Resources" below.
The list below is from the California Secretary of State website and contains a .pdf file with the Summary Analysis for each of the propositions. Below that list are listings of additional resources to help you become informed about these ballot measures. This resource page is a work in progress so check back occasionally for new information. Click here for a Resource Page on the CANDIDATES.
Click on the linked text to see or download a pdf file with the Summary Analysis for each of the propositions:
- Proposition 30 - Temporary Taxes to Fund Education. Guaranteed Local Public Safety Funding. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
- Proposition 31 - State Budget. State and Local Government. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
- Proposition 32 - Political Contributions by Payroll Deduction. Contributions to Candidates. Initiative Statute.
- Proposition 33 - Auto Insurance Companies. Prices Based on Driver's History of Insurance Coverage. Initiative Statute.
- Proposition 34 - Death Penalty. Initiative Statute.
- Proposition 35 - Human Trafficking. Penalties. Initiative Statute.
- Proposition 36 - Three Strikes Law. Repeat Felony Offenders. Penalties. Initiative Statute.
- Proposition 37 - Genetically Engineered Foods. Labeling. Initiative Statute.
- Proposition 38 - Tax to Fund Education and Early Childhood Programs. Initiative Statute.
- Proposition 39 - Tax Treatment for Multistate Businesses. Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Funding. Initiative Statute.
- Proposition 40 - State RedistrictingSenate Districts. Referendum.
According to a story aired on Wed., Aug. 29 by KMUD News Coordinator, Cynthia Elkins:
"Election results are in, and there will be at least two new fire protection districts in southern Humboldt, with one area still too close to call. Voters in Briceland and Bridgeville passed measures to form a fire protection district by a significant margin. They needed two-thirds of a majority to pass the measures. More than 85 percent of Briceland voters said yes to forming a district. Nearly 79 percent said yes in Bridgeville. But the measure flatly failed in Palo Verde, with 86 percent of voters saying no to the district formation and new tax that comes along with it. The results are still up in the air for Fruitland Ridge, but it looks now like the measure will not pass, which could mean the end of the fire department there."
Use the player below to hear or download an interview with Carolyn Crnich, Registrar of Voters for Humboldt County and with Mike Lake, Chief of the Fruitland Ridge Volunteer Fire Dept. This audio was aired by Cynthia Elkins on KMUD News, August 29, 2012.
The map below shows the boundries of the Fruitland Ridge Volunteer Fire Dept.
According to a Press Release from Governor Jerry Brown's Office, dated July 16, 2012:
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today made the following appointment.
Rex Bohn, 57 of Eureka, has been appointed to the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors. Bohn has been a resource manager at United Compost and Organics since 2010. He served as accounts manager at O and M Industries Inc. from 2008 to 2010, vice president at Evergreen Pulp Inc. from 2006 to 2008 and operations manager at Renner Petroleum from 1984 to 2006. Bohn will fill the seat vacated by Jimmy Smith, whose retirement will become effective August 3.
This position does not require Senate Confirmation and the Compensation is $81,576. Bohn is registered as "decline-to-state."