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Humboldt County, CA March 7, 2000 Election
Supervisor; County of Humboldt; District 1

Results as of Mar 29 9:27am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (22/22)
62.8% Voter Turnout (9181/14625)

Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Jimmy Smith 2989 votes 33.44%

  • Occupation: Small Business Owner, Commercial Fisherman for 30 years
  • First District Commissioner, Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District since 1995
  • Trinity Task Force Member appointed by Secretary of Interior Babbit
  • Chair, California Salmon Stamp Committee
  • Alternate, Redwood Region Economic Development Commission
  • Chair, Humboldt Bay Management Plan Team
  • Member, Leadership Roundtable Balloon Tract Environmental and Transportation Sub-Committees
  • RETURN TAX DOLLARS to Humboldt to increase funds for roads, law enforcement, substance abuse programs
  • Continue to fight to GET WATER BACK in the Eel, Trinity and Klamath Rivers
  • Retain our unique quality of life and still produce jobs for the future
Walt Giacomini 2390 votes 26.74%
  • Occupation: Self-employed rancher, 1980 to present
  • Born and raised in the First District; fourth generation Humboldter
  • Graduated from Eureka High School; Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
  • Designed, established and taught business management program for farmers, ranchers and small businesses; Pendleton, OR, 1975-80
  • Fortuna High School Board of Trustees, 1989-97; President, 1991-95
  • Humboldt-Del Norte Cattlemen's Association President, 1997-99
  • Make county government more responsive to citizens' needs by DOING THE RIGHT THINGS (effectivness) and DOING THINGS RIGHT (efficiency)
  • Protect our resource-based industries; restore waterflows to the Eel and Trinity Rivers; improve our roads and bridges, and rail and air service
  • Work for economic diversification by supporting development of new jobs in technology, light manufacturing, tourism
John B. Fullerton 999 votes 11.18%
  • Occupation: Certified Public Accountant
  • South Bay School Board Member
  • Redwood Acres Fair Board President
  • Humboldt Taxpayers League (past President)
  • Sheriffs Inmate Welfare Fund Committee
  • Citizens Advisory Committee for the Eka Gen.Pla
  • Humb County Budget Oversight Committee
  • Give the majority of the first district residents a voice on Bd of Supervisors
  • Bring good jobs to Humb Cnty by helping business's & Harbor develop.
  • Bring sound financial planning to the Bd of Supervisors financial decisions
Christopher Crawford 990 votes 11.08% Priorities:
  • The need to bring technology jobs to Humboldt County
  • The need to improve delivery and efficiency of county services
  • The need to plan ahead, instead of reacting to each new crisis
Carlos E. Benemann 581 votes 6.50%
  • Occupation: Mayor, Ferndale
  • Owner 2 antiquarian bookstore
  • Serves on various government boards
  • Graduate UC Berkeley
  • Served 3 years US Army
  • Raised in Argentina
  • Born 1941 in Hamburg, Germany
  • Restore water to Eel River, currently diverted to Russian R.
  • Maintain all transportation systems, including railroad
  • Coordinate development through new General Plan
Lawrence G. Lazio 580 votes 6.49%
Ginger Olsen 400 votes 4.48%
  • Occupation: Dairywoman (goats & farmstead cheese)e
  • businesswoman (own drug treatment program)
  • teacher (Ca. Jr. College since 1969)
  • nurse (team leader, problem solver,advocate)
  • Protect Human Rights
  • Protect Environment - Maintain Rural Lifestyle
  • Encourage Small Business - Reduce Bureaucracy

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