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Lovelace Re-election Campaign Kick-Off Thursday

Humboldt County Supervisor Mark Lovelace will announce his campaign for re-election on Thursday, January 12th at 12:15pm on the Arcata Plaza.

The past 3 years have been busy. I’ve worked with a lot of different partners on a long list of projects, and I’m proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish. Together, we made redundant broadband a reality, we expanded community forests and trails, we helped local businesses grow and expand, and we improved public transit. Despite incredibly tough budget times, we were able to protect public safety, support quality childcare and preserve local programs and services. Still, there is much more work to be done, and I look forward to the challenges ahead.

I hope you’ll join me on Thursday and support my campaign, so that I may have the honor of representing Humboldt County’s 3rd District for another term!

  1. January 11, 2012 at 8:14 am

    Is Karen Brooks trying to re-position herself as a progressive? Reading the story in the Times-Standard, looking at her colorful website, makes one wonder if she is trying to convince voters she can out-liberal Mark.

  2. January 11, 2012 at 10:14 am

    The auction is on!

  3. January 11, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    I may sometimes disagree with Mark Lovelace politically and philosophically, but I place him very high on the honorability and credibility scale.

    The state recently asked the county board of supervisors to allocate part of the STIP funding to repair (once again!) the “Safety Corridor” between Arcata and Eureka. STIP funds, would normally been used for things like paving Garberville’s Redwood Drive. Redwood Drive has not been paved since Harry Pritchard was our supervisor in the 1980s. Needles to say, it is crumbling. The street looks like an unmade bed.

    Before the vote was taken, Mark Lovelace said that he thought something this important should be given a little more time for public input. After the delay, Clif Clendenen broke the tie and voted to give the state the funding! Now, I would expect Eureka and Arcata to vote for it, so it was no surprise when they did. But, I did not expect the supervisor from the most rural district in Humboldt Co. to give away the funding.

    The other two rural districts voted against giving away the funding. I had just assumed that OUR supervisor would vote against it. I thought that it was a no-brainer! Imagine my surprise.

    I probably would not have even known about the vote if it hadn’t been for Mark Lovelace. He appears to be one of the more responsible members of the board.

  4. jr
    January 11, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Speaking of road paving, Arcata’s streets around the Plaza haven’t been paved since 1970 as you can still see the diagonal parking lines on 8th Street for when it was a two way street. (It was made one way eastbound in 1970.)

  5. January 11, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    jr, you have my sympathy. You are likely in the same poor leaky boat that Garberville is as far as funding goes. But, Arcata is city and Garberville is county. Garberville HAD the funding but it was given away.

  6. Scott
    January 11, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    Ernie-I agree, Mark is responsible and truly cares. I think he represents the majority of Humboldt County, cities included. He will get things done as long as he has two more votes. And if Virginia keeps voting with him, look out!

  7. Political Watcher
    January 11, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Mark is a thoughtful and wise leader. We are lucky to have him. May he serve for a good long time.

  8. Decline To State
    January 12, 2012 at 6:50 am

    Given Mark’s minority progressive position on the board I’m surprised that he even wants to return. For a caring, contentious, qualified person he certainly is the target of more than his fair share of abuse. Marks deciding to hang in there is a win for Humboldt and he has my total support.

  9. Carlhandup
    January 12, 2012 at 8:09 am

    I provided some comments regarding shortfalls with the lack of Bus shelters and Disabled transportation, during the comment cycle for Un-Met Transit needs , Did he even read them?

  10. Anonymous
    January 12, 2012 at 9:22 am

    You can always email him or give him a call as a follow-up.

  11. Jen
    January 12, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    One thing about Mark is that he listens to people who have different viewpoints and empathetically thinks about their point of view. He is known for doing the research to get the facts, but the facts aren’t the only thing he bases his votes on. If you don;t believe me, try calling or emailing him about something you truly care about and you will find that he is willing and able to not only listen, but understand–even if he disagrees with you in the end, you will be heard and taken seriously.

  12. Anonymous
    January 13, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Jen, you smoke’n crack? He pretends to listen and then talks till everyone is asleep. Eveyone who isn’t a left wing whack can’t stand the troll. Yes he is a hard working troll.

  13. Anonymous
    January 17, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Hey, it’s better the Ryan Sundberg. Troll does not begin to describe the underhanded and unscrupulous things Ryan will do, and smiling at you the entire time. He’s one NOT to be trusted.
    In the end, whatever Miller Farms and the Trinidad Rancheria ask for, is the vote Ryan will deliver.

  14. Anonymous
    January 18, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    BS, Ryan is a man. Mar. A tiny troll.k is a troll

  15. Dan
    January 23, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Jen says:
    January 12, 2012 at 9:03 pm
    One thing about Mark is that he listens to people who have different viewpoints and empathetically thinks about their point of view. He is known for doing the research to get the facts, but the facts aren’t the only thing he bases his votes on. If you don;t believe me, try calling or emailing him about something you truly care about and you will find that he is willing and able to not only listen, but understand–even if he disagrees with you in the end, you will be heard and taken seriously.

    Jen, OK let’s see. This is all CEQA, transparent.

    HBMWD now has an ‘exposed to the Pacific’- 42″ industrial water pipe.
    Why? Because Mark’s friends with Mark’s blessings removed the vegetation (the binder) from the fore dunes.
    What does HBMWD do? Caterpillars to the beach- scrape sand from BLM land onto exposed pipe. No permits. No oversight. No FEMA mapping no sand-fencing no planting and NO REPORTING! Instead NCJ gives us a puff-piece on Aldaron who sits on the board of the very pipe that is being exposed! The article doesn’t even mention it.
    No understanding of that which triggered the exposure- plant eradication-
    instead Mark ignores the situation so next we’ll have the pipe exposed in Manila, although here, we destroy something much grander, Ramsar quality freshwater coastal wetland and an extraordinary primary-dune system. That is unfolding now, right in front of a university that has geology, wildlife and natural resource departments that are seemingly unaware of NOAA coastal dune science. They have never heard of Cowardin, Katrina, Fukushima or relative sea-level rise.
    Who, world-wide, would hire someone from this U. that is so ignorant of their own surroundings?
    Who, world-wide, would hire ‘enviros’ that consider coastal erosion ‘cool?’ Loss of wildlife and wetland OK’d not even noted.
    When do we get to be embarrassed?

    Mark didn’t start this crap, but it is squarely on his shoulders now.
    FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps will kick us good, suspension-probation, higher rates and forced Base Flood Elevation requirements. That is if we are lucky.
    If unlucky we will loose our pipe and more importantly a coastal wetland. Lack of oversight? On the coastline-the County is fucking rudderless. Mark?

  16. Redheaded Beachdawdler
    February 7, 2012 at 1:37 am

    Geez Dan Edrich, you seem to be blaming everyone except yourself for this situation. Today it’s all Mark fault, yesterday somehow it was all my fault… You are the one who is the most culpable Dan, since you were directly involved in the money payout for this project. Hypocrite? This is a situation that exists right out your back door, and you rant about it on every blog, a bit of a bore.

    Dan your petition to the Calif Coast Commission complaining that your neighbor might somehow damage your private little trail to the beach was denied. Of course it was denied, it was ludicrous. Dan your world could grow a little beyond ‘your trail’, ‘your sand dune’, your blah blah blah.

    Suddenly the “enviros” are to blame, the university professors are to blame, blah blah blah. You’ve written pieces yourself Dan calling yourself an environmentalist. Rudderless dementia? Sounds like it.

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