Meet the Candidates

Steve Scalmanini for Charter Commissioner

Steve ScalmaniniStephen Scalmanini is a retired engineer who has lived in Ukiah since 1999 after a career as an engineer in the high-technology industry in the south Bay Area.  He was active in several initiative campaigns in Mendocino County, including Measure H in 2004 (which banned propagation of genetically modified organisms in the County), Measure A in 2009 (which defeated the corporation-funded initiative to rezone the Masonite plant site to be a retail shopping center), Measure F in 2012 (which instructed all representatives of Mendocino County to enact resolutions calling for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that states that only human beings have constitutional rights and money does not constitute speech), and Measure S in 2014 (which adopted a Community Bill of Rights for the County, placing residents' rights above the rights of corporations.)  He is a founding member of the Ukiah Valley Smart Growth Coalition (in 2005), was appointed to the Ukiah City Council in late 2013 to replace Councilmember Mari Rodin.  Steve is currently the Mayor of Ukiah (for 2016.) 

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Govinda Dalton for Charter Commissioner

Media Technician, International Indian Treaty Council, Indigenous Govinda DaltonEnvironmental Network, Western Shoshone Defense League, Programmer KZYX&Z and KMEC radio, Independent Animation Professional. He sits on the Board of the Cloud Forest Institute.  Also, Govinda is donating his expertise to all 9 Charter Town Hall events.

 Contact:    Phone and text: 707-380-6067


Norman de Vall for Charter Commissioner

Returning to the Bay Area after having delivered a tug boat to Peru, I joined a number of ex-urbanites during Norman L. de Vallthe Cuban missile crisis in 1962 and the next morning found myself in Caspar.  Work soon followed and over the years I have dug water wells, worked as a carpenter, made fish humus in Baxman's yard, done marine surveys, taught navigation at College of the Redwoods, been a substitute K-12 teacher for a number of districts, served four terms on the Board of Supervisors, been chair of the Board of Directors of the Mendocino Art Center, Mental Health Advisory Board, CASA and produced The ACCESS Program on KMFB and KZYX from 1980 to 2012. 

I now serve as a board member of the Elk County Water District, hold a Yacht and Ship Brokers license, am a Notary Public and am self-employed as a land use planning consultant. My homes for the last fifty years have been Fort Bragg, Mendocino and Elk.  I've advocated for a County Charter since 1980.

Norman L. de Vall

P.O. Box 3, Elk 95432

707-877-3551 — 707- 357-5555

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Jim Tarbell for Charter Commissioner

Jim Tarbell is an economist, journalist, author and radio broadcaster based in Northern California. Following Jim Tarbell on Floor of the DNC 2004 spells as a staffer for Congressman Wendell Wyatt (1968-72) and Peace Corps volunteer (1973-75), he founded his own publishing house, Ridge Times Press, in 1981. Amongst many other activities, for eleven years he has been the principle editor of Justice Rising: Grassroots Solutions to Corporate Rule published by the Alliance for Democracy. He co-hosted the KZYX program Corporations and Democracy for 10 + years. He is the author of several books including "I Came Not Alone" (1994) and "Imperial Overstretch: George W. Bush and the Hubris of Empire (2004)." Jim currently teaches a class around Mendocino County called Grassroots Solutions and Corporate Power along with Margaret Koster, Carrie Durkee and Michael St. John.  

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See the Voter's Edge: Jim Tarbell on the Voter's Edge



Keith Wyner for Charter Commissioner

Keith WynerKeith Wyner is a retired special education teacher and a long time resident of Fort Bragg. He has been active in Mendocino County politics with Measure H, banning GMO agriculture and with Measure S, banning fracking in Mendocino County. He supports the Mendocino County Charter, Measure W, and all the things it can potentially do, as a way to help protect our county, our families, and our future.

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W Endorsers

  • Judy Albert
  • The Apple Farm
  • Daniel AuClair
  • Laura Balows
  • Tim Bates
  • Suzanne Beers
  • Pat Black
  • Ali Boecker
  • Sue Boecker
  • Marilyn Boosinger
  • Jeff Box
  • Christine Boyd
  • Pam Brown
  • Michael Burgess
  • Elaine Charkowski
  • John Russel Cobbe
  • Els Cooperrider
  • Meg Courtney
  • Cecile Cutler
  • Govinda Dalton
  • Jed Davis
  • Tammy Davis
  • Norman de Vall
  • John Fremont
  • Katrina Frey
  • Frey Vineyards
  • Denise Gallagher
  • Clifford A. Gosset
  • David Gourney
  • Anderson Valley Grange
  • Inglenook Grange
  • Little Lake Grange
  • Redwood Valley Community Guild
  • Kathryn Green
  • David Gourney
  • Supervisor Dan Hamburg
  • James R. Hochgraef
  • Crispin B. Hollingshead
  • Kimber Holmes
  • David A. Jeffreys
  • Linda Jupiter
  • Margaret Koster
  • Andrea Lacedonia
  • Blaire Ladd
  • Ronald Lippert
  • Freddie Long
  • John Marshall
  • Jane E. McCabe
  • Lynda McClure
  • Doug McKenty
  • Mendocino Cannabis Policy Council
  • Mendocino County Democratic Central Committee
  • Mendocino Women's Political Coalition
  • Richard Louis Miller
  • Cathy Monroe
  • Trudy Morgan
  • Miranda Mott
  • Val Muchowski
  • Ron & Susan Munson
  • Traci Pellar
  • Tami Pleck
  • Linda Posner
  • Ann Rennacker
  • Holly Rick
  • Bettina Robbi [Tara Sufiana]
  • Ellen Rosser
  • Mark Safron
  • Ana Victoria Salcido
  • Steve Scalmanini
  • Jef Schultz
  • Robert Paul Sloan Jr.
  • David Sowder
  • Jon Spitz
  • Maria Teresa St. John
  • Michael St. John
  • Lori-Rachel Stone
  • Madge Strong
  • Acorn Sunbeam
  • Robin Sunbeam
  • Jim & Judy Tarbell
  • Sheila Dawn Tracy
  • Turtle Creek Associates
  • Maggie Watson
  • Alessandro Welsh
  • William F. White
  • Agnes Woolsey
  • Anne Wright
  • Keith Wyner
  • Mary Zellachild