Friday, October 26, 2018

Huffman, McGuire and Wood Endorse Richard Marks for Harbor District

Eureka, CA –Congressman Jared Huffman, State Senator Mike McGuire and Assemblyman Jim Wood have endorsed Richard Marks’ re-election to the Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation, and Conservation District, Division 4.

“I am proud to receive the endorsements of our top three legislative leaders for the North Coast,” said Marks. “I am grateful for their partnerships in working with the Harbor District on the Pulp Mill clean up, keeping our shipping channels dredged and supporting our fishermen and oyster growers. They have been strong voices advocating for our Humboldt Bay community.”

Friday, October 19, 2018

Hey Eureka! You are OK! Thank you!

I was walking and knocking doors is Eureka today and I was thinking about all of the campaigns I have have canvassed in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah and all over California. I knocked on a person's door today and had a pleasant conversation and when I was leaving they said, "Come back again when it is not election season!" I have probably knocked more doors in Eureka and surrounding areas than any other person besides a mail delivery person. There is one common thread to all of the people, Eureka people are courteous and welcoming! I think all of the campaigns in the Eureka area this election cycle see the same thing. Eureka is a great place with positive people! So don't get discouraged with people giving the town a bad rap, Eureka is not all that bad!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Nice LTE from Jack Crider. Many thanks.

Jack and Shawn Crider

True leadership is rare these days as it takes time, dedication and the ability to listen, learn and follow your heart to do the right thing. Richard Marks is that kind of leader and Humboldt Bay and Humboldt County is very lucky to have him.
I’ve been port director for three ports over a span of 25 years, two in Oregon and Humboldt Bay Harbor District. I worked directly under more than 20 elected port commissioners.
Commissioner Marks is a great mentor who provided me with guidance and was always available. Richard attended every meeting and event. He was dedicated to the weekly administrative duties, such as reviewing information and contracts. His availability was critical to the success of the operation and greatly appreciated by all of Humboldt Bay’s staff.
Commissioner Richard Marks’ advice on local politics was critical to me and his ability to remain calm under pressure, listen and address his constituents was always impressive. Richard’s demonstrated his leadership skills many times during difficult meetings and had the ability to gain consensus and provide guidance to staff.
Cleanup of the Samoa Pulp Mill and the zoning changes that allowed for all the new businesses and jobs on the peninsula would not have happened without Richard’s leadership.
For the future of Humboldt Bay, Humboldt County and the harbor district, please vote for Richard Marks, he is one of the best port commissioners I’ve ever worked for.
Jack Crider, Former Executive Director of the Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District

Saturday, October 06, 2018

Richard's Fish Fry by the sea!

If you have never had the chance to see the Samoa Women's Club and witness a sunset, come by and check out this event.