EUREKA – Humboldt County District Attorney Maggie Fleming officially kicked off her campaign Wednesday to run for re-election in 2018.
Supporters who came out were eager to see her serve once again.
“I feel that Maggie has done more for our law enforcement and for our community than anyone has before her,” said one supporter, Bob Bartley, “She looks out for the
benefit of everybody. She doesn’t care what party they are – it’s not supposed to be partisan, but I think we know in this day and age things tend to be that way.”
“In times like these when the county is experiencing a lot of issues we look to our local electives as people who will be able to respond and take care of us,” added another attendee in support, Zuretti Goosby, “I think Humboldt County is fortunate to have Maggie as our District Attorney. She’s proven herself these first four years and I can’t think of a better person to continue on this legacy.”
Over 100 people came out this afternoon to show their support for Fleming outside of the Humboldt County Courthouse.
Fleming was first elected as DA in 2014 and has been involved with thousands of cases since then.
One of the challenges Fleming has faced in the position, and one she would continue to be challenged with if re-elected, is recruiting and maintaining advanced prosecutors.
“I’ve been working really hard to recruit and to bring in talented young people who want to be prosecutors here in Humboldt County,” said District Attorney Maggie Fleming, “They require a lot of professional environment training and mentorship, and I’m working on that and that’s something that I want to continue to build on because what I see is us getting more effective over time.”
Maggie plans on interviewing candidates to fill empty Deputy District Attorney positions this and next week.
According to the Humboldt County Office of Elections, no other potential candidates have filed a notice of intention to run against Fleming, although they have until next year in mid-March to do so.