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Trevor Mockel For First District Supervisor (Never)

(The annotated candidate)

This guy is endorsed by all of the sitting supervisors and by retiring supervisors, McGourty and Gjerde. You could say, given the functioning of the supervisors, it's a reverse endorsement, a great big buyer beware.

Dear fellow Mendocino County residents,

Today, I am filled with an overwhelming sense of gratitude and excitement as I announce my candidacy for the position of First District Supervisor of Mendocino County. 

(Hold it right there, Trev. Gratitude for what?) 

My career to date has been dedicated to serving my community, and I believe that I have the experience, values, and vision necessary to make a real difference in the lives of all those whom I hope to represent. 

(He'll wash your feet, heal your wounds.)

As a lifelong resident of the First District, I have seen firsthand the challenges that our community faces daily. Mendocino County has faced incredible difficulties, from prolonged and damaging droughts to sudden and devastating wildfires. This is to say nothing of the human toll - I have seen families struggle to make ends meet, students struggle to receive a quality education, and businesses struggle to thrive in a constantly changing world. 

(The rest of us haven't? And name one thing you or your padrone, Mike McGuire, not to mention your retro political party, have done to make life better for the people of this area.)

But I am not deterred by these challenges. In fact, they motivate me even more to work tirelessly to create a better future for all of us. I believe that by bringing together our diverse perspectives, ideas, and talents, we can find innovative solutions to our problems and build more equitable and just solutions to the challenges we face.

(How about uniforms, would that help cool out diverse perspectives?)

Securing the future of the First District will be a three-part challenge that requires a delicate balance between water, fire, and agriculture.

(Cheap water forever for wealthy people growing grapes, a frivolous crop as dependent on cheap water as it is on cheap labor.)

Water is a precious resource in this district, and ensuring its sustainable use and conservation is critical for the future. At the same time, the threat of wildfires is an ever-present danger that must be addressed through proactive fire management strategies. Finally, agriculture plays a vital role in the district's economy and must be managed carefully to ensure its long-term viability. Balancing these three priorities will require careful planning, collaboration, and innovation to ensure that the needs of all stakeholders are met while preserving the district's natural resources for future generations. 

(The only ag industry worth encouraging are the small farms that provide real food for real people. The grape and wine industry is a net drag on the life of this region.)

Throughout my professional career, public service has been the cornerstone. I've had the honor of serving in various capacities, including staffing and legislative work for two California State Senators in their Capitol offices. 

(Pause here for a group recitation of the Jesus Prayer.) 

I’ve also had the privilege of serving as a Field Representative for the California State Senate, overseeing Mendocino, Lake, Trinity, Humboldt, and Del Norte Counties. 

(The double cipher effect.) 

I've gained valuable experience working for First Five of Mendocino County (a jobs program based on a rip-off of the cigarette tax), Mendocino County Public Health…

(irrelevant to the health of the people of Mendocino County) 

…and the City of Ukiah City Manager’s Office. 

(A wildly overpaid office mismanaging the sclerotic City of Ukiah, the worst managed town in the county.) 

These diverse experiences have helped me hone my skills in policy analysis and advocacy, data analysis, emergency operations management, community outreach, and other valuable areas.

(We'll take your word for it, kid.)

I pledge to listen to your concerns, engage with you, and work alongside you to create the kind of community that we all want and deserve. 

(Which is? That's what McGourty said.)

I am running because I believe that we can do better. I am running because I believe in the power of our collective potential. And I am running because I believe that together, we can build a brighter future for Mendocino County. Thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to earning your trust and support in the coming weeks and months. 

(Christ save us all!)

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Glenn McGourty: I am supporting Trevor Mockel in his campaign for 1st District Supervisor in 2024. I have worked with Trevor when he was a Field Representative for State Senator Mike McGuire, and found that he is responsive, empathetic, professional and communicates well with people. He has great working knowledge of the different levels of government having worked for the City of Ukiah, the County of Mendocino and as a staffer for the California State Senate. He is a Mendocino County native yet gone off for an education, worked outside of the community, but returned to make a life here. He understands the important local issues and will know how to source help from other places when needed. He is dedicated to public service and already has shown professional competence in his career. All these attributes add up to someone who will be productive from Day 1 if he is elected to the Board of Supervisors. I strongly encourage you to vote for Trevor Mockel for 1st District Supervisor.

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John Haschak: I support Trevor Mockel’s candidacy for Supervisor. Trevor is a can do person with deep roots in the community. He listens to and cares about people. I have worked with Trevor on many issues and have found Trevor to be hard working, persistent, and capable. He is a person of integrity (Evidence?) and understands the issues facing the 1st District and the County. I enthusiastically support Trevor Mockel as Supervisor for the 1st District of Mendocino County.

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Mo Mulheren: I’m happy to lend my early support to the Trevor Mockel's campaign for First District Supervisor. Trevor has the right combination of experience, connection, and energy to help guide the County of Mendocino into the future. I have worked with Trevor in several governmental roles and have found him to be a critical thinker and a problem solver. He has a strong understanding of our local issues and a willingness to communicate and be educated as new situations arise. I endorse Trevor Mockel for 1st District Supervisor.

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Ted Williams: I am proud to endorse Trevor Mockel for the First District Supervisor position. Trevor is a dedicated and hard-working individual with a deep understanding of the needs of Mendocino County. He has a proven track record of public service (evidence of?) and is committed to serving his community. In my opinion, Trevor is the best candidate for the job and I strongly urge you to support him in the upcoming election. (Smack! as lips strike buttocks.)

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Dan Gjerde has endorsed Trevor Mockel for the First District Supervisor. Full endorsement letter coming soon. (We can't wait.)


  1. izzy May 12, 2023

    The boilerplate, slick-but-vacuous verbosity we have come to recognize from the professional political class. Didn’t miss a note.
    Too bad.

  2. Michael Koepf May 12, 2023

    Has anyone seen Barry on TV? Mockel looks exactly like psychopath Hank.

    • Teri Chamb May 14, 2023

      Michael are you part of the Carrie movie. Hahaha 🤣

  3. Jim Armstrong May 12, 2023

    If nothing else, this terrible intro should encourage some viable opponents.

  4. Jim Donnelly May 12, 2023

    Is there anyone with budgeting and management skill
    willing to serve on the board of supervisors?

    • George Hollister May 12, 2023

      Jim, good to see your name. There is hope among the candidates in the 1st District. The one candidate so far in the 4th looks pretty good as well.

      The questions for any candidate should be, “Have you ever been an employee, and for how long?”, and working for family doesn’t count. “Have you every managed a successful business with employees?” “Is the BOS position a pay cut?” The best answers are Yes, 3 years +, yes, and yes.

  5. VICTORIA BITZ May 12, 2023


  6. Adam Gaska May 12, 2023

    Yes, 10+ years, yes, and about the same.

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