Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Annette De Modena announces bid for 1st District Supervisor in Humboldt County

Retired teacher Annette De Modena has formally announced her campaign for 1st District supervisor in Humboldt County. - Times Standard

De Modena plans to kick off her campaign on Nov. 17 at the grand opening of her Eureka office at 336 Grotto St. The catered event will go from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. More information is available online at annette4supervisor.com.

De Modena currently serves as a member of the Sequoia Zoo Foundation board, the League of Women Voters, Humboldt Sponsors, Humboldt Arts Docents and the KEET fundraising committee. She served on the grand jury for 2010-2011. Before retiring, she taught for 28 years, 24 of which were at Zane Junior High. She served as the language arts department chair and student government advisor and received a Humboldt Excellence in Teaching Award in 2010.

According to a press release, De Modena plans to focus on creating living-wage employment with benefits, establishing affordable housing, improving fire and police protection, improving water and wastewater infrastructure, improving county roads and trails and promoting environmental restoration and responsible land use.

”It is my promise that your voice will be heard and that I will work for you and our community, building without destroying, and strengthening without compromising the quality of life we all enjoy,” De Modena wrote in a press release. “Sadly, many families in the district are struggling to find jobs that pay a living wage and have all but given up hope of owning a home in the area. It does not have to be this way.”