Nine candidates have filed paperwork for June primary

Nine individuals have declared candidacy for the June primary election, including the two Humboldt County supervisors up for re-election and other county officials.

The filing period opened Feb. 13 and closes March 9. Election Day is June 5.

Supervisor Virginia Bass will seek re-election as 4th District supervisor. She brought in $55,098 in contributions.

Two candidates for the 4th District seat announced they would run last year, Mary Ann Lyons and Dani Burkhart, both of Eureka. Lyons and Burkhart each brought in just over $2,100 in contributions in 2017. But neither candidate has officially filed a declaration of candidacy.

Ryan Sundberg has also filed for re-election and he has a challenger for the 5th District seat in Steve Madrone. Sundberg brought in just over $35,000 dollars in the second half of last year and just over $43,000 for the entire year. Madrone, who lags in the fundraising effort, reported $3,370 dollars in total contributions for 2017.

Chris Hartley, who is running his inaugural campaign for the seat of Humboldt County Superintendent of Schools has filed his candidacy paperwork and he brought in $2,000 in campaign contributions in 2017. He was appointed to the position in 2017 after former superintendent Garry Eagles retired before completing his term.

Sheriff William Honsal is also running his first election and he brought in a total of $16,737 in 2017 while District Attorney Maggie Fleming has also filed candidate papers. Fleming raised more than $21,000 in 2017 and no opponents have announced to run against Hartley, Honsal or Fleming.

Other candidates who filed paperwork are assessor Mari Wilson, recorder Kelly Sanders, Michael Lorig for auditor/controller and Dale Mensing who is again taking aim at the seat held by U.S. Rep. Jared Huffman.

Dan Squier can be reached at 707-441-0528.

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