Kevin Hendrick said he will kick off his campaign for Del Norte County 5th District supervisor at a reception Dec. 15 at the Gallery of Arts and Culture, 175 H. St. in Crescent City.
Hendrick is challenging incumbent Bob Berkowitz in the primary election March 3, 2020.
“People are tired of the political shenanigans, which have polarized and disrupted the Board of Supervisors from making progress on our local needs and issues,” Hendrick said in a press release.
“Although I am a Democrat, I have proven my ability to work cooperatively with Republicans, Democrats and others to achieve progress for the people of Del Norte County. I am a creative problem solver with extensive experience and strong, positive relationships with our state and local elected officials.”
Hendrick worked for 20 years as director of the Del Norte Solid Waste Management Authority. He cited as accomplishments cleaning up the county’s leaking landfill, building a modern transfer station, and establishing a modern recycling and trash collection franchise.
Since retirement, Hendrick has worked as a management consultant, including four years as a project manager for a solar energy development company.
He currently works as a program officer for the Rose Foundation, managing a multimillion-dollar grant portfolio that provides funding for watershed protection projects.
Hendrick said his campaign kick-off event will be free and will feature a Q&A session.