Mary Rickert Announces Re-election Bid

Mary Rickert, with some of her cows behind her.

Shasta County District 3 Supervisor, Mary Rickert, has announced her re-election bid for a 2nd term. Her commitment to improving public safety, increase accessibility for mental health services and curb substance use in Shasta will continue to be her focus in her second term. The Shasta County Fire Safe Council is currently being formed under her supervision to allow for expanded grant funding for the County for fuel reduction and fire hazard related projects.

“Shasta County is making some progress in the areas of homelessness, mental health services, and has expanded jail bed space by 102 beds. I am committed to ensuring two pilot projects in our jail are implemented soon. The first program is to restore an inmate’s mental competency to stand trial in a timely manner and the second is a medically assisted treatment program (MAT) for addicted offenders that are incarcerated. These two programs will be a more cost effective use of taxpayer dollars and ultimately benefit the citizens of Shasta County,” Mary Rickert said. Supervisor Rickert is also focused on the development of an agri-tourism ordinance and the restoration of the Shasta County Fire Safe Council. District 3 is the largest district in Shasta County and Supervisor Rickert enjoys traveling throughout her district to meet with her constituents at various events and functions.

Mary Rickert is a cattle rancher and farmer with her husband, Jim, and lives in McArthur, California. She is completing her first term as District 3 Shasta County Supervisor and has a strong background in mental health, agriculture and forestry.

-from press release
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4 Responses

  1. Avatar Russell K. Hunt says:

    But Mary works in Macdoel, in Siskiyou County. Heck of a commute each day. (220 Miles).

    • Avatar Beverly Stafford says:

      Mary lives in McArthur; her family cattle operation, which she has no need to oversee on a day-day-to-day basis since her husband does that, is in Siskiyou County. Why would you think she has a 220-mile commute? Do you think she should drive to Redding every day in order to serve as District 3 Supervisor? District 3 is the largest Shasta County district, and as Supervisor, she represents this vast area and visits the various locales rather than parking herself in Redding.

  2. Avatar Randy says:

    How is the Shasta Regional Climate Action Plan coming along?

  3. Avatar monique welin says:

    For the last two years I have been speaking at the county boards for a “better mental health” for us all. And I just want to say that I do appreciate Mary’s compassionate yet thought provoking way of dealing with serious issues that affect all 190,000 of us…And more importantly I appreciate that she is engaged and listening to individuals when they get up to talk….I appreciate that you do your job