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League of Women Voters / KEET - Candidate Forums 2022

KEET-TV has partnered with the League of Women voters once again to bring you candidate forums for the upcoming Humboldt County elections. If you are unable to view the forum live, you can visit our Website, or the League of Women Voters Website, and find links to take you to a recording. 

Please find the schedule below. 

If you have questions for any of the candidates please use email:

Monday, May 9:  Auditor-Controller - 7:00 - 8:00pm

Cheryl Dillingham and Karen Paz Dominguez

Monday, May 16:  Supervisor District 5 - 7:00 - 8:00pm

Larry Doss and Steve Madrone

Monday, May 23:  Recorder-County Clerk, Registrar of Voters - 7:00 - 8:00pm

Juan Pablo Cervantes, Tiffany Hunt Nielsen, Benjamin Hershberger

Wednesday, May 11:  Supervisor District 4 - 7:00 - 8:00pm

Natalie Arroyo, Kim Bergel, and Mike Newman

Wednesday, May 18:  District Attorney - 7:00 - 8:00pm 

Michael Acosta, Stacy Eads, and Adrian Kamada

Wednesday, May 25:  Arcata City Council - 7:00 - 8:00pm 

Chase Marcum, Humnath Panta, Dana Quillman, Edith Rosen, Alex Stillman, Kimberley White

*NOTE* Only 3 candidates will be attending, due to this the forum has been reduced from 90 minutes to 60 minutes

Wednesday, June 1:  Superior Court Judge - 7:00 - 7:30pm

Ben McLaughlin and Steven Seward

Election: Primary election in even-numbered years; run-off in general election of even-numbered years if no candidate in the primary election receives 50% +1 of the votes cast. 

Length of Term: Six Years Qualifications: 
A candidate for Judge of the Superior Court must: 
• Be 18 years of age by Election Day; 
• Be a registered voter and qualified to vote for that office at the time nomination papers are issued;
• Be eligible to practice in the Supreme Court of the State; 
• Be a citizen; 
• Have been a member of the State Bar or served as a judge of a court of record in · this state for ten years immediately preceding selection; Eligible to take the oath of office and be able to be bonded in the amount provided by statute; and Not have been convicted of designated crimes specified in the Constitution and laws of the State. 

Filing Fee: Each candidate must pay a non-refundable filing fee equal to 1% of the first year's salary or submit petitions in-lieu of filing fees or a combination of both when nomination papers are obtained. 

Nomination Signatures Needed: 20 - 40