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Humboldt County, CA November 4, 2008 Election
Council Member; City of Arcata Voter Information

Results as of Nov 5 12:44am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (18/18)
62.5% Voter Turnout (14956/11804)
(99 Total Write-In Votes 0.66%)
Candidates (Vote for 3)
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Michael Winkler Click here for more information about this candidate 4281 votes 28.62%

  • Occupation: Energy Research Engineer
  • HSU Schatz Energy Research Center 1997-Present
  • B.S. Environmental Resources Engineering, HSU, Phi Beta Kappa, 2003
  • Member, City of Arcata Planning Commission, 2000-Present
  • Started Humboldt Energy Independence Fund (HEIF) & HSU 100% Recycled Paper Program
  • HSU Campus Center for Appropriate Technology (CCAT) Steering Committee, 2000-Present
  • Member of Green Wheels Board
  • "Tough Love" approach for helping the homeless
  • Support prop. 215 and medical marijuana; shut down large-scale, illegal grow houses
  • Smart Growth, Renewable Energy, Sustainability, local services and infrastructure
Shane Brinton Click here for more information about this candidate 3043 votes 20.35%
  • Occupation: School Board Member, NHUHSD
  • Born and raised in Arcata.
  • Grassroots Community Organizer & part-time Office Assistant.
  • Campaign Manager for County Supervisor Mark Lovelace.
  • Former Member, Humboldt County Democratic Central Committee.
  • Former volunteer for The Placebo, The Tenants' Union, Democracy Unlimited, Food Not Bombs, and many other community groups.
  • Student, musician, writer, and Crabs baseball enthusiast.
  • ECONOMY: Living-Wage Jobs & Local Economic Development.
  • HOUSING: Affordable Homes & Protections for Renters.
  • SUSTAINABILITY: Green Energy, Public Transportation, & Bike Trails.
Susan Ornelas Click here for more information about this candidate 2926 votes 19.56%
  • Occupation: Executive Director, Jacoby Creek Land Trust
  • HSU Lecturer - sustainable agriculture, initiated Arcata Educational Farm
  • Consultant - County of Humboldt, General Plan & Economic Development
  • Energy Research Engineer, Schatz Energy Research Center
  • Willow Creek Farms, owner 1983-1995
  • MS Environmental Systems
  • BS Environmental Resources Engineer
  • Economic Development
  • Energy efficiency
  • Restore respect on streets & in parks
Michael J. Machi Click here for more information about this candidate 2587 votes 17.30%
  • Occupation: Incumbent
  • Education: BA (Geography 1979) and teaching credential from Humboldt State University.
  • 4 year Veteran, U.S. Coast Guard bookkeeper and search and rescue crewman.
  • Lifelong Humboldt County resident and 35 year Arcata resident.
  • Improving and expanding Arcata's public safety capabilities.
  • Maintaining City streets, sidewalks and trails.
  • Protecting Arcata's quality of life by strongly supporting Arcata's General Plan 2020
Jason A. Grow 1292 votes 8.64%
Geronimo Garcia 728 votes 4.87%

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