Look who wants Clif’s seat
Outgoing Sheriff Gary Philp is preparing to run for Humboldt County Supervisor in 2012 against Chairman Clif Clendenen, sources say.
Philp’s political pals won seats on the Board of Supervisors last month in the conservative wave that crashed into local government.
The Sheriff posed for a baffling endorsement of Ryan Sundberg despite Sundberg’s twice-the-limit DUI last year, saying that Sundberg would protect public safety, of all things.
Philp was also out front to support the campaign of Supervisor-elect Virginia Bass.
Despite his upcoming retirement, Philp is far from riding into the sunset.