Virginia Bass began her tenure as Humboldt County Supervisor after winning election in 2010

(AUDIO) Virginia Bass is Holding Up

Earlier this year, with other candidates already publicly confirming their intent to pursue her seat in 2022, Fourth District Humboldt County Supervisor Virginia Bass made a consequential announcement. The longest-serving member of the board made it known that she would not put herself up for reelection, putting an end date on this chapter of her career in local politics, a journey that has also included stints as Eureka’s mayor and as a member of the Eureka City Council. 

On this edition of Humboldt Holding Up — the Lost Coast Outpost’s Zoom-era podcast — we speak with Bass about her long tenure in Humboldt government and how she’s feeling about our current political moment. Topics this week include:

  • What factored into her decision not to seek a fourth term in the 2022 election cycle
  • Memories of coming up working in her family’s restaurant OH’s Town House, a beloved old Eureka institution 
  • Her thoughts on supervisorial candidates Natalie Arroyo, Kim Bergel and Mike Newman who are eyeing her soon to be vacant job
  • Why she decided to endorse challenger Larry Doss over her fellow supervisor Steve Madrone
  • Reflections on who might be hiring come next year
  • More!

Click the audio player above to hear Bass’s chat with LoCO’s Andrew Goff and Stephanie McGeary. And also be sure to scroll our aural rolodex of past HHU guests below.