I am running for 5th District Supervisor because we need better balance on the board. When we have equal consideration of all perspectives it creates a better chance for lasting solutions.  I love Humboldt County’s people and natural resources and want to find innovative, long lasting solutions to the challenges we face in our communities. As a successful business owner, teacher, and Executive Director I’ve worked to bring together people with multiple interests to create positive change.  I see some of the biggest challenges that our country faces right now being creating living wage jobs, reducing crime, addiction and homelessness, and ensuring healthy rivers, forests, and beaches.

We need fair representation, accessible participation, and honest consideration for all sides of an issue. I will work on solutions to create a healthy, safe and sustainable community that we will be proud to leave our children and grandchildren.  I hope you give me the opportunity to work for you as your 5th district supervisor.


"We are happy to announce our endorsement of Steve Madrone for 5th District Supervisor! From his work on the Hammond Trail, to years of experience in watershed management, Steve has time and again demonstrated his ability to bring people together and find solutions. Make sure to vote on (or before) June 5th!"
—Humboldt County Democratic Central Committee

The Karuk Tribe enthusiastically endorses Steve Madrone for 5th District Supervisor for Humboldt County. Mr. Madrone is a strong advocate for natural resources and will be responsive to the ongoing needs of our Eastern Humboldt County communities.

The future is complex and we have much to do. We are committed to problem-solving through communication and transparency and believe Mr. Madrone will fulfill his commitment to our respective river communities.
—Russell "Buster" Attebery, Chairman, Karuk Tribe

"I have known Steve Madrone for many years.  He is a rare person....thoroughly committed to improving our quality of life and the natural resources of our community.  He is a thoughtful listener.  He has an ability to smoothly work with competing interests toward low-cost solutions to our evolving environmental and social issues."
— Dwight Miller, Recent Mayor/Current Vice Mayor of Trinidad
"Steve Madrone is the best choice for the Fifth District. Steve’s history is of collaboration amongst diverse stakeholders, creating economic growth while also protecting our natural environment."
—Humboldt County Public Employees Association
"In the 40 plus years that I’ve worked on and off with Steve, I’ve been amazed at the creative solutions to complicated issues that he always comes up with."
— Keith Barnard, Local Watershed Expert

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