Dear Neighbor,

Working with community members like you is an honor. I relish the work I do as your 4th District Supervisor. 

My ability to successfully negotiate and deliver results for our communities is grounded in honesty, integrity and fairness.

For six generations my family has lived on the Mendocino Coast, and I cherish this place.

During the next four years I will continue listening to you, speaking up for you and making positive changes. You can count on me to deliver results for us.

I respectfully ask for your vote to continue this vital work.

~ Dan Gjerde

“I have always found Dan to be exceptional for his many fine qualities. Dan is extremely thoughtful, intelligent, meticulous and hard working. He is scrupulously honest. He cares about our community. We are fortunate that Dan is interested in representing us.”
James Blanton
Fort Bragg

“Dan has been there for us for years. We support him.”
Sally Grigg

“I am continually impressed with Dan’s strong commitment to helping small communities like Westport, the town where I live.  He is always very responsive, taking the time to listen and actively help our community achieve solutions. His intimate knowledge of County processes has proven instrumental in finding effective ways to address local concerns.  Dan embodies the true spirit of representation.”
Thad Van Bueren

“Dan is an active, concerned and eloquent leader in our community.”
Sally Ottoson

“The Summers Lane Reservoir was built mainly thanks to Dan. He convinced his colleagues at a 7-county resources agency to give $700,000. Dan’s skills and efforts are protecting Fort Bragg and the Coast economy.”
Heidi Sorenson
Fort Bragg

“Dan has been a great ally. He has come through with funding for fire departments, and is very accessible. He fields questions at fire safe meetings and fundraisers. He’s never shirked an issue or failed to help us.”
Jeff Hedin

“I’ve known Dan for 20 years.  I find him to be the most diligent of public servants. I can trust that he has put in the hours needed to fully understand an issue and vote in his constituents’ best interests.”
Barbara Rice

“Dan has been a highly effective and conscientious Supervisor since day one of his first term. He clearly works for the entire county but always understands and represents the particular issues of the Mendocino Coast. I am confident that if I have a concern, I can contact Dan directly and receive a timely response. Dan is a thoughtful problem solver and is action oriented, and that’s what we need in our supervisor.”
Jennifer Owen
Fort Bragg

“Dan has been a grand supporter of our local and county libraries. I have much admiration for his community concerns. He has my vote!”
Janice Marcell
Fort Bragg

“In the next two years all the other supervisors will be serving their first term. Dan knows his stuff, and he is changing the County for the better. More than ever, we need Dan representing us in Ukiah.”
Linda Rosengarten
Fort Bragg

“Some politicians talk a lot, and make promises they don’t keep.  Dan is different.  He listens to his constituents and does the hard work needed to keep county government accountable to the people.”
Peter McNamee
Fort Bragg

“Dan understands the serious issues we’re facing and how to work with the County’s staff and elected officials to get the best results for us. He’s clearly the best candidate for the job – please join me in voting for him.”
Johanna Jensen
Fort Bragg

“Dan is a good listener and works hard behind the scenes for us. He takes things to heart and researches to find answers and solutions. We need people like Dan working for us. I support Dan Gjerde for 4th District Supervisor.”
Deb DeGraw

“For years, Dan has listened carefully to my concerns and those of my company (environmental planning and biology), comprehended complex concepts, and worked with me and us to find creative solutions to tough situations. The years-long conversations have helped to build a solid foundation of understanding for taking things to the next level. I’ve found Dan to be supportive, proactive and helpful.”
Amy Wynn

“Roads are improving. County finances are healthier. I am impressed by the way Dan builds relationships, works with others, and finds practical solutions. I whole-heartedly support Dan Gjerde’s re-election.”
Michael Butler
Fort Bragg

“Over the last two years our neighborhood group, and our fire safe council, have worked with Dan Gjerde on various issues from ordinances and zoning to fire safety and creating a second access. My husband and I have found Dan to be an honest, conscientious public servant committed to his community. We both will vote for Dan Gjerde.”
Anna Garza
Fort Bragg

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