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In Conversation with Dist. 2 Supervisor Candidate Laura Hobbs: ‘I cannot be intimidated or bought’

Editor’s note: Please join me in welcoming Shasta County District 2 Supervisor candidate Laura Hobbs as she answers ANC’s campaign questions.

A News Cafe submitted identical questions to all Shasta County Supervisor candidates. Incumbent District 4 candidate Patrick Jones, and District 3 candidates Corkey Harmon and Win Carpenter did not respond. 

A News Cafe: Please tell a bit about yourself.

Laura Hobbs: I am a stay-at-home Mom with a PhD in Microbiology. Over the last year, I have been using my training analyzing large data sets to investigate Shasta County elections, uncovering evidence of computer manipulation, and sharing it with the community. This data can be found on my website www.VoteLauraHobbs.com (click on the “report to the sheriff”). Because I took time off to raise my children the ROV will not list me as “Microbiologist” on the ballot, nor will they use the term “Election Data Analyst” to describe my occupation, therefore you will see me listed as “Parent,” which is truly one of my proudest accomplishments. On a personal level, I am a pro-life Christian who supports the second amendment in both parts. I am running for office because the most important place to effect change is at the local level. I am the only 100% MAGA and America First candidate running for District 2.

 A News Cafe: Why do you believe you’d be a good supervisor?

Laura Hobbs: I am a Shasta-first candidate who will not use Shasta County as a stepping stone to higher office in Sacramento or D.C. I have no plans to work my way up the county bureaucracy or Republican Party establishment ladder. I am an ordinary citizen and a mother who wants to see Shasta County improved for my children and their children. I entered the race out of a sense of patriotic duty when I saw that no other candidates represented the MAGA and America First wing of the Republican Party.

I cannot be intimidated or bought, because I am doing this out of patriotic duty, a strong conviction for truth and righteousness, and a desire to Make Shasta Great Again!

A News Cafe: What is your experience as an elected official or office holder?

Laura Hobbs: Like Donald Trump in 2016, I have never held public office. I am a fighter and I will defend our God-given rights. I have unique research experience working in the sciences that has taught me how to dig for truth in every situation and bring the receipts. I’m the only candidate who is not part of the county, school board, or Republican Party establishment. I am an ordinary citizen who is bold and unafraid to speak truth and stand up for our rights.

 A News Cafe: Have you accepted – or would you accept – contributions from the Water Users Committee/Reverge Anselmo? If so, why? If not, why?

Laura Hobbs: The county is using the power of their office to punish conservative-minded people they disagree with. I don’t think it’s right to use institutional power (the people’s government) to punish people you disagree with politically. Reverge Anselmo and Exodus Farms are just two such examples. Mr. Anselmo wanted to build a private chapel and Exodus Farms wants to help abused children using equine therapy. I have accepted and would continue to accept contributions from the Water Users Committee. I will not, however, accept money from globalists bent on influencing our elections and destroying our country, like Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerburg.

A News Cafe: What are your thoughts about the concept of Shasta County becoming a charter county?

Laura Hobbs: This is a very good idea if implemented with the consent of the governed. Specifically, the issue before voters currently would ensure that our county could fill vacancies in the board locally, either by the board of Supervisors appointing someone or by calling a special election. Shasta county should self-govern and the Constitution of California affords the counties plenary (absolute) rights. The governor of California has no business deciding who will represent the people of Shasta County. We the people should decide that.

A News Cafe: What are your thoughts about term limits?

Laura Hobbs: I support term limits. It provides a safety net against career politicians who might use their office to build their private fortunes and abuse state pensions funds by double-dipping.

 A News Cafe: Which groups or notable individuals have endorsed you and your campaign?

Laura Hobbs: The number one citizen patriot who put it all on the line and backed Trump with everything he had, Mike Lindell, the Shasta County Republican Assembling (SCRA), Former City Councilman Gary Cadd, Radio Hosts Nick Gardner and Doug Juenke (“Poke the Hornet’s Nest”), Journalist Rich Gallardo, and Election Integrity Expert Dr. Douglas Frank.

 A News Cafe: Describe your district, its unique assets and challenges.

Laura Hobbs: From the citizens of Igo Ono, to Churn Creek bottom on up through South Bonnyview and Bechelli, and west of downtown Redding out to old Shasta. These people are the salt of the earth and they deserve representation by someone who will stand up and fight for them.

Fire remains a constant threat for folks in District 2 and protecting our local water rights is a constant battle. District 2 deserves representation by someone who will stand up and fight for them. The county District Attorney settled the Zogg fire case on the backs of the citizens of Igo Ono and then split the money up for her pet projects. The ACID Canal situation is a travesty of government overreach, as Sacramento infringes upon Shasta’s sovereignty and steals our water.

A News Cafe: How long have you lived in your district?

Laura Hobbs: Since 2021.

A News Cafe: Your thoughts about the current supervisors’ decision to suspend impact fees?

Laura Hobbs: I support the Board’s decision to suspend impact fees and would support suspending additional impact fees as well. Big contractors can always pay fees. It is the small contractors and average citizens that are hurt most by burdensome fees, which are really just taxes. Suspending impact fees grows Shasta County’s economy, creates more jobs, and makes it easier for fire victims who lost their homes to rebuild.

A News Cafe: Your thoughts about the current supervisors’ decision to cancel the Dominion voting system contract?

Laura Hobbs: I fully support the supervisor’s decision to cancel the Dominion contract, but the full purpose of cancelling the contract was to move to hand counting of ballots, a right which is granted to us by California Gov’t Code 25201. I worked with other citizen activists to provide the supervisors with data about computer manipulation in our elections. ROV Cathy Allen Darling misled the supervisors into purchasing Hart InterCivic machines, with the understanding that they would only be used for voters with physical disabilities. Instead, she also purchased a tabulation (vote counting) system.

Every time a fraudulent vote is created and counted; a voter is disenfranchised. The successes of our great constitutional republic are dependent on our ability to self-govern; we must have representatives elected by “We The People.”

I support hand counting ballots, counted at the precinct, ON ELECTION DAY, backed by strong voter ID laws. We are not a free people if we do not know that our vote was counted accurately and transparently.

 A News Cafe: Your thoughts about the firing of former Health Officer Karen Ramstrom, and the hiring of Dr. James Mu?

Laura Hobbs: I fully support the firing of Karen Ramstrom, who was a puppet of Governor Newsom. A health officer’s job is not to blindly follow instructions from the state, but rather to take in all information and protect all members of the community, not just from the effects of disease, but also from experimental vaccines.

No more lockdowns, no more mask and vaccine mandates. We will not be fooled again!

A News Cafe: Your thoughts about the board’s recent decision to offer generous severance packages to the new health officer, the CEO and the new county counsel?

Laura Hobbs: This was to protect individuals who sacrificed their careers in order to serve our board, against political retaliation.

A News Cafe: What issues, under the jurisdiction of the board of supervisors, do you feel most passionate about, and what solutions would you propose to help those issues?

Laura Hobbs: Shasta Sovereignty and local control. The county is given strong plenary rights that are not being used to their full extent. Too often, people in county government take a defeatist position, instead of looking for opportunities to flex their power against Sacramento, as we did with the recent rejection of the Fountain Wind project. I oppose windmills in Shasta County. We must stand and fight now because they intend to build not just at Round Mountain but also at Bally, McCloud, and numerous other sites throughout our county. If the State of California continues to persist and intrude upon our rights we can and should file an immediate injunction and civil lawsuit. We also can nullify any law that infringes on our constitutional rights. When We the People have had enough, we can decide that we will not comply. US code 18 section 242 states that no one shall use the color of law to deny citizens their constitutional rights.

A News Cafe:  What else would you like us to know?

Laura Hobbs: I fully support both parts of the second amendment. This is one of the pillars that our freedom was built upon and I believe that it is due the fact that we are armed and able to defend ourselves that our constitutional republic has lasted as long as it has. Furthermore, all the other amendments would likely fall if we did not have the second amendment to defend ourselves against tyranny. In countries that do not have the right to keep and bear arms you can be placed in jail for a social media post.

I am a fighter that is unafraid of the establishment. I cannot be bribed or bought, or scared into submission. I have already been doxed and attacked online by the supporters of the other Republican candidate and I have only come out stronger and more determined to fight. Bring it on!

Don’t fall for the RNC’s “Bank your vote” mis-information. This is how they train the algorithms which are used to steal our elections. I encourage you to vote Laura Hobbs ON ELECTION DAY, March 5th, 2024.

Visit my website at http://www.votelaurahobbs.com for more information.

MAKE SHASTA GREAT AGAIN!

Doni Chamberlain

Independent online journalist Doni Chamberlain founded A News Cafe in 2007 with her son, Joe Domke. Chamberlain holds a Bachelor's Degree in journalism from CSU, Chico. She's an award-winning newspaper opinion columnist, feature and food writer recognized by the Associated Press, the California Newspaper Publishers Association and E.W. Scripps. She's been featured and quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The Washington Post, L.A. Times, Slate, Bloomberg News and on CNN, KQED and KPFA. She lives in Redding, California.

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