The Humboldt County Republican Party presented an inviting ‘Candidate Meet and Greet’  on January 19, 2024 in Eureka, CA. From 5:00 to 7:00 PM, community members had the unique opportunity to interact directly with the candidates.

Characterized by a warm and welcoming atmosphere, the event offered attendees a chance to enjoy appetizers accompanied by a selection of wine, beer, or coffee. This casual setting fostered meaningful conversations between the candidates, party members, and attendees at the event.

A notable presence was Chris Coulombe, the HCRC-endorsed candidate for District 2 U.S. Representative. Coulombe engaged with guests, discussing his commitment to strong, principled values and his stance on various issues critical to the constituency.

The event also featured Michelle Bushnell, the HCRC-endorsed candidate seeking re-election as Supervisor for District 2. Bushnell shared insights into her first term and outlined her continued plans for the district. Rounding out the HCRC-endorsed candidates was Michael Greer, who is vying for District 2 Assembly. Greg Kreis, who is running for re-election as Superior Court Judge, was introduced to the attendees.

Additionally, Roy Gomez, who is vying for the District 3 Supervisor seat, was introduced to the attendees, along with Rex Bohn, who is campaigning for re-election as the District 1 Supervisor.

Each candidate seized the moment to captivate the attendees, sharing their accomplishments and perspectives. They articulated their visions and explained why they believed they were the best choices for their respective positions in the upcoming primary election.

The event marked a significant moment for the Humboldt County Republican Party, as it provided a platform for open dialogue and connection between the candidates and the community they aim to serve.

The meet and greet was not only a testament to the Humboldt County Republican Party’s commitment to transparency and engagement but also a vital step in informing and involving the electorate in the democratic process.

By: Ryan Christie

It is hardly debatable that June 16th, 2015, was a significant day in the history of American politics. On that day, Donald Trump came down an escalator at Trump Tower to announce his bid for the 2016 Presidential Election, which he went on to win against Hillary Clinton in a historic upset. The Democratic Party and its allies in the media simply could not handle this, and as a result they spent his entire term actively undermining him, with 24-hour mudslinging and two attempts at impeachment that went nowhere. 

Now we fast forward to spring 2023, Trump has been out of office for the past two years, and America is not in a good place. Crimes rates are rising; inflation, high fuel prices, and a looming recession are eroding the economy, and a sense of deep pessimism and fatigue abounds amongst the American people. Donald Trump announced his reelection bid for the 2024 Presidential Election on November 15th, 2022.

Five months later, the former president was indicted by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg on charges related to alleged campaign finance irregularities years later. Make no mistake, this is an attempt to unduly influence the election and is unprecedented in politics. The weaponization of the legal system for sheer partisan machinations is extremely damaging to the country, not just for the legal system but for our social fabric.