The Redding Chamber of Commerce is proud of our commitment to bring you trusted and current information on candidates in local elections. Below you will find information on the candidates running for Shasta County Board of Supervisors for District 5 as well as a video of the candidate forum that the Chamber hosted last April.
We encourage you to examine the website of the candidates and listen to the Chamber candidate forum and others to make an informed voting decision.
Baron Browning Candidates Statement
As Mayor of Anderson, it has been one of my greatest privileges to serve a community that has created the person I am today. After finishing my time in the Marine Corps, Shasta County was where I chose to raise my family, start a business, and develop lasting relationships with many of you whom I now consider my closest friends. I ran for Anderson City Council after observing the problems that our city faced firsthand. I made a commitment to work with you and develop solutions to the problems we faced. We did just that. I have worked with other council members as your council representative to make Anderson one of the greatest places to live in California. Now, I present myself to a greater audience, with the same commitments I made when I first ran eight years ago. I am asking you to work with me to address the same issues we have solved before, but now on a larger scale. As a family man, a business owner, and a marine who will be a voice to our veterans, I am ready to serve you.
Chris Kelstrom Candidate Statement
I was born and raised in Shasta County. As a Shasta County native, I attended local schools including Enterprise and Shasta College. In 1987 I managed my first business in Anderson and moved to Cottonwood in 1988 which is still home today. I spent 14 years in business management and in 2001 managed a business in Happy Valley. I would like to bring that business experience to the Board of Supervisors. For the past 20 years I have focused on customer service in my current career. I would like to bring that experience to our county departments as a supervisor. I am a director on the Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce and I was a shop steward for the Teamsters. I am a life member of the NRA and a member of the California Rifle and Pistol Association. As a Shasta County native I love this county and would like to return the power back to “ We the People” where it belongs. I am not a career politician and if elected I will push for term limits for our supervisors. I would be honored to earn your vote for Shasta County Supervisor.
The questions asked in this forum were formed from a business perspective based on survey feedback from Chamber members.
Feel free to skip to the questions of most importance to you by using the timestamps in the video.