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I am a student at Humboldt State University and I live in Arcata. Thus, I believe that Vice-Mayor Brett Watson of the Arcata City Council would be the best choice for this upcoming election. Mr. Watson is an HSU alum, and his background of coming to Arcata and falling in love really stuck with me, as I came from Southern California and immediately fell in love with HSU and Arcata as a whole. I first met him when the Humboldt State College Democrats, (in which I am a member of) formally endorsed him for Arcata City Council. He has asked me to canvas for his campaign on several occasions, and in doing so I have gotten to know him on a more personal level. Brett Watson has lots of experience in both the political field as well as the Arcata community, with him owning a local small business and having lots of experience helping with organizations such as the Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, and Zero Waste Humboldt. With his vast swaths of experience behind him, I believe Brett is the best candidate for Arcata City Council.

Ayrton Flaherty, HSU freshman (Class of ’22)

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