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Vote Madrone! 

Editor:

Humboldt County's Fifth District has been my home since 1970. It is a place like no other. I am a professional artist so in addition to being my home, it has also been the source of my inspiration, having a plethora of world-class scenery. 

To my way of thinking, nothing is more paramount than protecting and preserving the qualities that make Humboldt County such an ideal place to live. While a healthy economy is important, thoughtful, careful development is what we need to help preserve the qualities that make our county so desirable. Our fragile ecosystems cannot support reckless development for the sake of money.

Humboldt County stands at a crossroad. I support Steve Madrone because I think he has the values, wisdom and experience to guide us in a direction that will benefit all of us and our children and grandchildren. 

Susan Morton, McKinleyville

Editor:

I have known and worked with Stephen Madrone for 45 years. I have witnessed his excellent work ethic, honesty and family values put into constant practice. He is an idea man who demonstrates the ability to put those ideas into motion and on the ground for the betterment of the people and land of Humboldt County. 

The Hammond Trail would not have come to fruition without Mr. Madrone's ability to unite people and move projects. Countless times I have taken my triplet boys on the Hammond Trail ... a treasure! The Hammond Trail has inspired new trail projects across the county.

Steve Madrone is a proven job-creator whose work, projects and grant-writing skills have improved life in the Fifth District and in Humboldt County as a whole. He has the vision to recognize not only the present needs but also the future needs of the Fifth District. Vote for Madrone!

Vaughn Hutchins, Blue Lake

Editor:

I am writing to encourage my neighbors in the Fifth District to vote for Steve Madrone in the upcoming election. I came to Humboldt County in the 1970s to attend Humboldt State University and have now lived, worked and raised my three children here in the years since. My perspective is drawn from my long professional career in fisheries science, which has paralleled Steve's own.

 Steve's record of success in bringing North Coast communities together with federal and state agencies to restore the bounty of our natural environment speaks loudly of his qualifications. He has been awarded for his leadership with top honors from organizations I have been actively involved with, including American Fisheries Society and Salmonid Restoration Federation.

 We have seen what our current supervisor has and has not produced; I believe Steve is best qualified to lead efforts to improve lives in the Fifth District.

Robert Franklin, McKinleyville

Editor:

It was a lazy Saturday. And then the doorbell rang. Was it that door-to-door accordion saleswoman again? No. It was Steve Madrone himself, trying to convince me to vote for him for Fifth District supervisor. Steve says that mine was the 3,001st door that he'd knocked on since he started campaigning. For that kind of effort to talk to as many people in the district as possible (and a bunch of other reasons), he gets my vote.

J.A. Savage, Trinidad

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