I’ve already reported on it, but here’s the official campaign statement:Bill Thorington, campaign manager February 12, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Clendenen meets the Public in Miranda
Humboldt County Second District supervisorial candidate Clif Clendenen met with nearly 40 citizens who attended one of his community meetings in Miranda this past Saturday. After addressing the group, Clendenen joined the audience in an informal discussion for nearly two hours about the issues and concerns most important to their community. Clendenen plans to continue meeting as many of the Second District residents as possible, by walking the neighborhoods in the larger towns and with more of these public gatherings. These well-attended public meetings provide a great opportunity for first-hand dialogue with the voters.
The Miranda meeting was one in an ongoing series of appearances in which Clendenen will hear the concerns of Second District residents and respond to their concerns directly. Additional public meetings and forums all around the Second District are set for the coming months leading up to the June 3 election. The next public meeting is scheduled in Weott on March 13 from 6-8 in the Weott Community Hall. Watch for local notices.
“It was a great success, and I was really impressed with the enthusiasm and energy of everyone who came out,” Clendenen said. “I think it reflects the great degree of interest people have in this election, and the hope they have for the future. People are looking for responsive, hard-working representation at the county level, and there’s no better way for them and me to have an active dialogue than face to face.
Clendenen, for the past 30 years the owner of his family business Clendenen’s Cider Works, helped develop the Fortuna Apple Harvest Festival, is a past board member of the Fortuna Chamber of Commerce and is the founding president of the Fortuna Concert Series. He is also a past director of the Humboldt County Farm Bureau. Clendenen has been actively involved in Fortuna’s General Plan Update, advocating for responsible growth that will preserve the city’s small-town character and foster sound economic development and diversification.
Bill Thorington, Campaign Manager
Mary Anderson’s article on the event is also up at the Redwood Times.