BREAKING NEWS: Johanna Rodoni appointed to fill 2nd District seat

Just in from the Governor’s Press Office:
Governor Schwarzenegger Appoints Johanna Rodoni District II Humboldt County Supervisor


Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the appointment of Johanna Rodoni to the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors, representing District II.


“Johanna is deeply rooted in Humboldt County and has been an active member of the local community for years,” said Governor Schwarzenegger.  “She is a dedicated public servant and I am confident that she will continue to build on the extraordinary contributions made by her late husband, former Supervisor Roger Rodoni.”


Since 2003, Rodoni has served as executive director of The Buckeye Conservancy, an organization dedicated to preserving the ecologic and economic sustainability of natural resources in the North Coast Region of California.  Additionally, she has co-owned and managed a family-owned cattle ranch, Rodoni Ranch, since 1980.


Rodoni currently is a member of the Humboldt County Fair Board of Directors, California Cattlemen’s Association, Humboldt County CattleWomen’s Association, Humboldt County Farm Bureau and The Redcrest Grange.  In 1996, she joined the Fortuna Chamber of Commerce and served on the board of directors from 2004 to 2007.  From 1998 to 2006, Rodoni served as chair for the Humboldt County Fish and Game Advisory Commission and, from 1991 to 1993, served as president for the Humboldt County CattleWomen’s Association. 


“I am honored to be in a position to take up where Roger left off,” said Johanna Rodoni.  “I will use my years of service within the community to address important issues facing Humboldt County and I look forward to serving with the same honest character as my husband.” 


Rodoni, 59, of Scotia, was awarded Humboldt County Cattlewoman of the Year in 1993.  Additionally, she and her late husband Roger Rodoni received a certificate of appreciation from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for outstanding contributions to the nation’s fish and wildlife resources in 2007.  This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $69,665.  Rodoni is a Republican. 


The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors is the elected body representing the people of Humboldt County. There are five districts that elect the five-person board of supervisors. District II represents the cities of Fortuna and Rio Dell as well as the unincorporated areas of Garberville, Phillipsville and Miranda.


Pursuant to California Government Code § 25060, the Governor has the appointing authority to fill a vacancy on a county board of supervisors until the next general election cycle. The appointee of the Governor must be an elector of the district which he/she will represent for 30 days immediately preceding the appointment and reside in the district during his/her incumbency. The appointee will hold office until the election and qualification of a successor with such election to be held at the next general election unless the term would expire in January following such general election.  When a vacancy continues from the failure of the person elected to succeed the appointee to qualify for office, the Governor’s appointee holds for the unexpired term.


The District II seat of the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors currently has a vacancy due to the passing of Supervisor Roger Rodoni on April 24, 2008. 


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12 responses to “BREAKING NEWS: Johanna Rodoni appointed to fill 2nd District seat

  1. Rose

    This really is good news. Congratulations, Johanna.

  2. Anonymous


  3. Ben

    Having known Johanna for years, I believe that the Governor made an excellent decision.

  4. Anonymous

    The May 6 edition of the Press quotes Jill Geist saying that Bonnie Neely’s endorsement of Clendenen has driven a “divisive wedge” among the supervisors. But Geist has endorsed Plumley and seems openly supportive of handing Rodoni’s seat to Johanna.

    Why does she think that can she endorse someone for supervisor, but Neely can’t? What a hypocrite Geist is!

  5. Anonymous

    apples and oranges.

  6. Anonymous

    “apples and oranges” …have more integrity than Geist.

    Anon, 6:22, how are the Neely and Geist endorsements like apples and oranges?

  7. Anonymous

    Neely calling the governator’s office the night Roger died to get apple ciderman appointed is a little more than an endorsement. Some people have other terms for it not so endearing, something like “disgusting”.

  8. Anonymous

    Anon 7:12 – You’re either stupid or a liar. Maybe both.

    Can you verify that the alleged phone call took place? Of course you can’t. But you can spread Geist’s backstabbing lies. How pathetic you and your type are.

  9. Anonymous

    Did Geist say Neely made that call? Oh, I guess you are either stupid or a liar. Maybe both. You can’t prove Geist said that. Pathetic. Wow, debating on the blogs is easier than I thought. OK, is it my turn to take something out of context and write something inflammatory?

  10. Anonymous

    No, anon 9:48, Geist did not say anything about a phone call – you did. How do YOU know about the phone call? Were you present when Neely made the call? If not, how do you know about it? How do we know you are not a liar? Prove it.

    Geist just did her usual two-faced backstabbing act – the one many unfortunate co-workers have seen before.

    Let’s review. Geist made a statement to the Press about Neely’s divisive endorsement. I asked how Neely’s endorsement was any different than Geist’s. Then YOU said it was really that phone call to the Governor that Geist referred to. Or was it? How do you know what Geist meant?

    How is any of this “out of context”? You are stepping all over yourself trying to defend your gal.
    Calm down, Walt.

  11. Neely pushing for a candidate is different that Geist supporting somebody for a temporary position. Lay off the meds.

  12. Dr. Bill

    How do all you have such great sources, insider knowledge, does everyone have leaks or what. Oh you all came over from Heraldos site.

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