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Humboldt County, CA November 7, 2006 Election
Member, City Council; City of Arcata Voter Information

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Results as of Nov 30 5:02pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (19/19)
62.7% Voter Turnout (11874/11283)
(39 Total Write-In Votes 0.33%)
Candidates (Vote for 2)
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Alexandra "Alex" Stillman Click here for more information about this candidate 3022 votes 25.45%

  • Occupation: Historic Preservation Consultant
  • League of Women Voters Civic Contribution Award (2003)
  • Democrat of the Year, Humboldt County (1996)
  • Woman of Achievement Award, American Association of University Women
  • Board member, Headwaters Fund (2004-present)
  • Arcata City Council member 1972 to 1980, Mayor 1974-1978
  • Board member/president, Arcata Downtown Business Community's Main Street Program (1987-2002)
  • Safe public streets, parks and trails
  • Additional affordable housing
  • Ombudsperson for City Hall
Mark Wheetley Click here for more information about this candidate 2821 votes 23.76%
  • Occupation: Senior Biologist Specialist, Calif. Dept. of Fish and Game
  • Arcata City Councilmember 2005-current (special election)
  • More than 20 years working in and with state and local governments and interest groups in coastal and natural resource management
  • Intermittent: Coach for a multitude of youth soccer camps and teams over 30 years
  • Advisory board member, Redwood Regional Watershed Center (2003-current)
  • Advisory board member, Making Headway, a support organization for brain injury recovery and family support. (2006-current)
  • BS in Geography and Natural Resources Planning and Interpretation from Humboldt State University
  • Form an open space regional park district to fund and support management of open space and recreational lands in Arcata's north bay area.
  • Develop a Youth Master Plan, Youth Commission to advise the City Council, and an Arcata Ambassador Program.
  • Expand partnership opportunities with Humboldt State University on a host of issues.
Michael Louis Winkler Click here for more information about this candidate 2418 votes 20.36%
  • Occupation: Energy Research Engineer
  • Schatz Energy Research Center 1997-Present
  • B.S. Environmental Resources Engineering, HSU, Phi Beta Kappa, 2002
  • Member, City of Arcata Planning Commission, 2000-Present
  • Member, City of Arcata Energy Committee, 1998-2000
  • HSU Campus Center for Appropriate Technology (CCAT) Steering Committee, 2000-Present
  • Founder of HSU 100% Recycled Paper Program
  • "Tough Love" approach for dealing with the homeless
  • Focus on local services and infrastructure
  • Smart Growth, Renewable Energy and Sustainability
Dave Meserve Click here for more information about this candidate 2295 votes 19.33%
  • Occupation: Incumbent
  • Owner/Operator of a local construction business
  • Chair of the Redwood Coast Energy Authority
  • Chair of the Humboldt Waste Management Authority
  • Vice-Chair of the Humboldt County Association of Governments
  • Member of the Humboldt Bay Nuclear Power Plant Community Advisory Board
  • Community energy and food independence.
  • Social, economic, and political justice.
  • Public comfort and safety.
Dana L. Quillman Click here for more information about this candidate 369 votes 3.11%
  • Occupation: Massage Therapist
  • Astrologer
  • Exercise Instructor
  • Arcata Plaza/Homeless issues - Moving and expanding Arcata Services Center to include a night shelter. Pay public restroom with attendant.
  • Finding additional funding for Arcata Police Department that will allow for a constant foot patrol presence on plaza as needed.
  • Finding ways to create more affordable owner-occupied housing and low interest loans for start up self-employment/small business.
Jeffrey Dean Schwartz Click here for more information about this candidate 326 votes 2.75%
  • Occupation: Deputy District Attorney
  • Juris Doctor
  • M.S. Degree Columbia University
  • Prosecuting Attorney Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Services Team-- C.A.S.T.
  • Round Up For Arcata Beautification and Infrastructure Fund: Encourages all consumers to round-up purchases to the next dollar.
  • The New Economy: Economic Revitalization of Arcata's Economy Through Environmental Technology
  • Zero Emission Car Share Program; Mixed Curbside Recycling; Zero Emission City Shuttle Service; Affordable Car-Free Housing Close To The Plaza
Bobby Harris Click here for more information about this candidate 322 votes 2.71%
  • Occupation: Legislative Advocate/Farmer
  • Political Activist for 30+ Years
  • Legislative Advocate at California's Capitol for 15 Years
  • Arcatan for 9 Years
  • Legal & Conceptual Architect (Originator) of Prop. 215's Local Governmental Implementation Process
  • Legislative Poster-person & Primary Legislative Advocate, 1992 Reform of Unconstitutional State (Drug-War) Asset-Forfeiture Law
  • Currently a Legislative Advocate in Policy Areas of Housing, Legal Processes, and Prop. 215 Implementation
  • Arcata's housing crisis demands new and creative policies, a formal citizens' advisory committee on housing and enactment of a rent control ordinance.
  • Economic development strategy should include innovative enterprise collaborations with HSU, evolving tourism agenda, improved small-business outreach.
  • Strive to advance local political consensus and cooperation by helping to improve key qualities of civic dialogue, vision, focus and understanding.
Nick "Eeyore" Page 262 votes 2.21%
  • Occupation: Circus Manager

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