Set of local candidate forums | News blog

Election Day is just five weeks away, with plenty at stake on the local ballot, with countywide races for district attorney, superior court judge, auditor-commissioner and clerk / clerk, as well as two supervisory seats to be decided.

It’s a lot. Fortunately, there are plenty of opportunities in the coming weeks to get to know the candidates better. Of these, three rounds of candidate forums will be hosted by KEET-TV and the League of Women Voters of Humboldt County (LWVHC), the Humboldt County Realtors Association and 15 local community groups.

The KEET and LWVHC forums will all be held from 7-8 p.m., unless otherwise noted, and can be viewed live on KEET or streamed later on KEET’s YouTube channel. Questions can be submitted before the forums to [email protected] or called KEET the night of the forum at 445-0811.

The schedule:
May 9 — Auditor-controller
May 11 – County Supervisor, District Four
May 16 – County Supervisor, District Five
May 18 — District Attorney
May 23 — Clerk/Archivist/Registrar of Electors
May 25 (7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.) — Town Hall of Arcata
June 1 (7-7:30 p.m.) — Humboldt County Superior Court Judge

Next is the Humboldt County Association of Realtors, which will host a series of in-person forums, some of which will be recorded and posted on the organization’s website.

The schedule:

May 6 (5:30-7 p.m.) — County Supervisor, District Five, Azalea Hall (1620 Pickett Road) McKinleyville
May 11 (5:30-7:30 p.m.) — District Attorney, Eureka Veterans Memorial Hall (1018 H St.)
May 12 (5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.) — Clerk/Registrar/Registrar of Electors, Eureka Women’s Club (1531 J St.)
May 18 (5:30-7:30 p.m.) — County Supervisor, District Four, Eureka Women’s Club (1531 J St.)
May 20 (5:30-7 p.m.) — Checker-Checker, Eureka Women’s Club (1531 J St.)
May 25 (5:30-7:30 p.m.) — Arcata City Council, Arcata Playhouse (1251 Ninth St.)

Finally, 15 community groups are looking to deepen oversight races, with the NAACP’s Eureka Chapter, Centro del Pueblo, Wiyot Tribe, Humboldt and Del Norte Central Labor Council, North Coast People’s Alliance, Humboldt Cooperation, Humboldt Health Care for All/Physicians for a National Health Program, Northcoast Environmental Center, Affordable Homeless Housing Alternatives, the Coalition for Responsible Transportation Priorities, Humboldt County Transition Age Youth Collaborative, Humboldt Area Center for Harm Reduction, 350 Humboldt , Queer Humboldt and the Redwood Coalition for Climate and Environmental Responsibility co-sponsoring the forums. The forums were to be broadcast live on KMUD and broadcast on the station’s Facebook and YouTube channel, where they will be archived. Questions can be submitted in advance to [email protected] or by calling 923-3911.

The schedule:

May 2 (6-8 p.m.) — County Supervisor, District Five
May 9 (6-8 p.m.) — County Supervisor, District Four

Harry L. Blanchard