UKIAH, 2/1/20 — It’s election time again and that means we’re bringing back our “Meet the Candidate” series, wherein we conduct live-streamed video interviews of all the supervisorial candidates. We interviewed candidate and local realtor Joel Soinila this Wednesday, Jan. 29, at his office in Ukiah.
We hope you find this interview informative, and if you have questions you’d like us to ask the candidates, email [email protected] or tune in live and comment during the upcoming video interviews. This interview was conducted by our managing editor, Adrian Fernandez Baumann.
You can also read a candidate’s statement provided by Soinila before this interview. The Mendocino Voice will be covering the 2020 local elections thoroughly; you’ll find more of our election coverage here. The other candidates running for supervisor in the District 2 primary are Maureen Mulheren and Mari Rodin.
The California primary election will be held much earlier than usual this year, on March 3. You can register to vote in the primary up until February, and register online here — but if you don’t register by then you can still cast a conditional ballot at the polls on election day. To vote in Mendocino County you must be a U.S. citizen, over 18, and live in Mendocino County.