The following is a candidate statement submitted to The Mendocino Voice, published here as opinion. The views stated in this statement are those of the writer alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Mendocino Voice. This being an opinion piece, its content has not been fact-checked independently by the Voice, nor has it been copy-edited.
This statement was submitted by John Haschak, candidate for Mendocino County District 3 supervisor.
If you would like to submit an endorsement, or are a candidate and would like to submit a final statement, please write to [email protected], before 6 p.m. on Saturday June 2, 2018.
I grew up in Mendocino County and raised my two children here. As a public school teacher for 28 years, I believe our most important job is to provide for the future of our children.
As your Supervisor, I will fight for that future with sound policy and strong fiscal management. We must invest every dollar wisely.
My years working on statewide budgets for the California Teachers Association give me insights and skills to do just that.
First, I pledge not to take the raise the Supervisors voted themselves. I will ask for a vote to keep Supervisor salaries in line with other County employees.
I will work for a sustainable economy with living-wage jobs that respect our special environment, while encouraging entrepreneurs to thrive.
We must prepare for the next natural disaster now with a second access route in Brooktrails, an early warning system and rural broadband.
We need a common sense cannabis ordinance that will enhance our economy and allow small farmers to comply while remaining viable.
I will have an open door, listen to all sides, and treat everyone with
I am honored to be endorsed by a wide variety of people and organizations.
The Mendocino Women’s Political Coalition, the Mendocino County Democratic
Party, Inland Mendocino Democratic Club, North Bay Labor Council,
Operating Engineers Local 3, SEIU 1021 representing County
Employees, and SEIU 2015 representing Long-Term Caregivers have all
endorsed my candidacy.
Elected officials endorsing me include Madge Strong, Mayor of Willits; Ron
Orenstein, Willits City Council; Chris Neary and Robert Chavez of the Willits Unified School Board; Hal Wagenet, former 3rd District Supervisor; Rick Williams, President of the Brooktrails Township Community Services District Board along with fellow Board members Tony Orth, Ed Horrick, Tina Tyler-O’Shea, and Ralph Santos; Dennis Hogan, President of the Long Valley Health Center, Joe Russ, President of the Round Valley Teachers
Association; and Tom Torlakson, California Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Community leaders endorsing my candidacy include people from all around the district. The list includes Marc Komer and Robin Goldner, Ellen and David Drell, Sharen Garman, Dina Hutton, Kelley Case Brackett, Charles Davison, Leta Garman, Louis and Sally Rohlicek, Lyn Talkovsky, Mark Westerburg, and Richard Wilson. The complete list is on my website.
For more information, please see haschakforsupervisor.org. I would
appreciate your vote on June 5th.