Humboldt Deputy Sheriff’s Organization press release:

The Humboldt Deputy Sheriffs Organization (HDSO) today announced its endorsement of Supervisors Virginia Bass and Ryan Sundberg for Humboldt County Supervisor.

HDSO President Jamie Barney thanked both for their service.

“Supervisors Sundberg and Bass have shown a commitment to not only bringing on new deputies through Measure Z and other methods, but also working to retain experienced officers who serve in our challenging, rural county. We appreciate their support and respect for the working men and women putting their lives on the line each day in service to the public.”

“Our county is huge and rugged,” said HDSO President Jamie Barney, “Our members live in the community, and we see the advantages of experienced officers with local knowledge, who have deep involvement in our neighborhoods. Because we live here too, we know how proper staffing and senior deputies can bridge divides and save lives.”

Barney said HDSO members are happy that both candidates have taken the time to familiarize themselves with the many issues facing Humboldt County.

“Ryan and Virginia both know how hard our deputies work to keep Humboldt safe, and we look forward to working with them to serve the people of our county in the years to come.”