The Charter Project of Mendocino County is proud to announce that 17 candidates from all over the County are running for Charter Commissioner. Voting YES on Measure W in the June 7th presidential primary will create the Charter Commission. You get to vote for 15. The 15 candidates with the most votes will be elected.

Measure W asks the county, "Shall a Charter Commission be elected to propose a Mendocino County Charter?” If approved by the voters, a commission of elected volunteers will draft a county charter to be affirmed by the voters in a future election.


A charter is like a constitution, but for a county. California is a “home-rule” state, which means it affords cities and counties the opportunity to increase their independence with a home-rule charter. If approved, Mendocino will become the 15th Charter County in California.

The following are the dedicated volunteers that would like to redesign our county government structure to empower the citizens, protect our rights, increase Democracy, and lift the county governance out of a quagmire of paralysis.

Ali Boecker Fort Bragg
Mike Burgess Willits
Els Cooperrider Ukiah
Govinda Dalton Calpella
Jed Davis Potter Valley
Norman de Vall Elk
Lynda McClure Boonville
Doug McKenty Elk
Ellen Rosser Point Arena
Michael St. John Mendocino
Steve Scalmanini Ukiah
David Sowder Point Arena
Robin Sunbeam Ukiah
Jim Tarbell Caspar
Agnes Woolsey Mendocino
Keith Wyner Fort Bragg
Mary Zellachild Willits

You can read more about them on our "Meet the Candidates" pages:





Or send a check to Charter Project of Mendocino County
PO Box 1133 Ukiah, CA 95482-1133

 Watch Dr. Vandana Shiva in Willits September 7, 2015 on our YouTube page:VShivaFace1in  


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