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