Supervisor Valenzuela will run for another term

Skye Kinkade
District 2 Supervisor Ed Valenzuela, center, announced that he will be running for a fourth term on the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors.

District 2 Supervisor Ed Valenzuela announced this week that he’ll be running for a fourth term on the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors.

First elected to the post in 2008, Valenzuela was reelected in 2012 and 2016. Prior to being elected to the Board of Supervisors, Valenzuela served for eight years on the Mount Shasta City Council and had a brief stint on the city’s Planning Commission before that.

Valenzuela’s interest in local government began before he started getting involved at the leadership level. Wherever his job as an AT&T technician took him, he would attend city council meetings there. “I wanted to set an example for my children to look outside of themselves,” he said.

When his job brought him to Mount Shasta with his wife, Barbara and two kids in 1998, Valenzuela said he achieved his lifelong dream of being able to walk to and from work. He retired from his “day job” with AT&T after 32 years in 2010.

As the District 2 supervisor, Valenzuela represents a portion of the county that includes Dunsmuir and Mount Shasta.

The election will take place on March 3, 2020. In addition to the District 2 supervisoral seat, District 1 and District 4 are also up for grabs, according to Siskiyou County Clerk Laura Bynum.

District 1, which includes McCloud and the western half of Siskiyou County is currently represented by Brandon Criss. District 4 Supervisor Lisa Nixon, who represents the Yreka area, announced in August that she will not run again.