Since the writing of this article, Supervisorial Candidate Kymberly Vollmers has since withdrawn from the race. While her name will still appear on the ballot, votes for Ms. Vollmers will not be applied toward the outcome of this election.
The Redding Chamber of Commerce is proud of our commitment to bring you trusted and current information on candidates in local elections. We are releasing videos of our recent candidate forums as well as a series of videos with information highlighting other local races of importance as they relate to business. Questions asked of the candidates in these forums and interviews are formed around the businesses perspective. The next race we are highlighting is the Shasta County District 1 Board of Supervisors.
We encourage you to examine the website of the candidates and listen to their interviews with us and others to make an informed voting decision.
Kevin Crye Candidate Statement-
I’ve spent my life in Shasta County, working as a mentor, coach and teacher for our kids to help them reach their full potential. I’m a political outsider and motivated to run because I couldn’t stand to watch our liberties trampled anymore. Our local leaders turned their backs on us and let the state mask our kids, shut down small businesses, calling them non-essential, and leaving our local residents unheard. I am running for Shasta County Supervisor to lead our community with integrity and backbone, especially through the next phase of economic uncertainty. As Supervisor, my priority will be to prioritize public safety. Shasta County should be a destination, not an eyesore of crime and vagrancy we are embarrassed to mention. As a fiscal conservative, I will always oppose new and higher taxes. I will bring back transparency to our local government and will always side with parents and respect their rights. Raised here in Shasta County, I have a beautiful wife and three amazing kids. It pains me that so many of our children missed years of quality education because of poor political decisions. We need to stand together and bring back the Shasta County we remember and love. <VISIT KEVIN CRYE’S WEBSITE>
Erin Resner Candidate Statement-
I’ve heard it said that while voting, the wisest and most courageous vote is for the candidate willing to build a bridge. A bridge from the community to those in power, a bridge connecting departments and jurisdictions, and a bridge closing the gap between those who disagree. As a member of the Redding City Council and former mayor, I know what it takes to see real change. District 1 needs a leader dedicated to working families, veterans, businesses, and youth. We need a leader who provides a hands-on approach to bringing the concerns and priorities of the people who live in this district to the full Board of Supervisors for resolution and resources. We need a leader who is brave and committed but values decorum and respect. I am that leader. In my over 15 years of business ownership, combined with my government experience and years given to non-profit work, I have a proven track record of dynamic leadership. I’ve already built the bridges. And it’s time to build more. I have the tools, the relationships, the knowledge, and the heart and I will stop at nothing to fight for a community my children are proud to call home. <VISIT ERIN RESNER’S WEBSITE>
Kymberly Vollmers Candidate Statement-
My responsibility in representing you will be to keep a critical eye on the best ways to serve the people of Shasta County, as Supervisor. It is important that we protect our land and water, be consistent to improve the economy by promoting progress and economic growth, while we collaborate to find real solutions for public safety. Accumulative real life experiences have created a value for representing the voice of the people. Having an unconventional education, I have the ability to question methods to result in lasting change. Many companies I have worked for gained profits by allowing me to question the status quo. From a medicinally-minded background I developed critical-thinking research methodology. Successful communities come together with their expertise in order to make a collective impact for generations. My husband and I want to be proud of the place we call home, we are leaving to our four daughters. I believe in evaluating how the county has done things in the past to break harmful cycles of habit or comfort going forward. I will ask difficult questions, expecting truth and integrity of county operations fairly. I am here to stand in the gap. Thank you for your vote. <VISIT KYMBERLY VOLLMERS WEBSITE>
The Chamber held a candidates forum for the Shasta County District 1 Board of Supervisors Candidates on April 6th. The questions asked were asked 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.