My wife Robin and I have lived, worked, and raised two sons within eye sight of the Humboldt Bay. Like you, we care deeply about this community treasure.
Currently I serve as your 4th Division Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation Commissioner. With this election I am requesting for your support in continuing proactive, forward-thinking leadership to the district.
During my term the Commission has created the setting to retain good jobs that pay decent wages by supporting our aquaculture and fishing industries, encouraging light industrial growth, and investigating infrastructure needed to support short sea shipping.
We can increase recreational opportunities and transportation options around our bay by creating bicycle and pedestrian trails to connect our communities, while protecting the publicly owned railroad right-of-way for future possibilities.
Finally, we can spearhead environmental restoration projects to preserve the fragile ecosystem that supports so many of our waterfront-dependent businesses and activities.
I am the past President of Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers local 49 and former union organizer. I am currently on the Board of Directors for the North Coast Rail Authority and Humboldt Domestic Violence Services. I am also the President of Mad River Softball Association.