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Kirk Stapp, who sat on the Mammoth Town Council for 22 years and currently leads Mammoth Lakes Housing, this past week formally announced his candidacy for the Mono County Board of Supervisor District 5 seat.
He joins Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation director Stacy Corless and longtime Mammoth resident Greg Eckert in the race for the open seat, which is being vacated by four-term supervisor Byng Hunt.
In a news release distributed Monday, Feb. 3, Stapp outlined his platform.
“A partial list of my federal legislative priorities would be to oppose federal unfunded mandates,” he wrote, “support federal funding for economic development programs (CDBGrants), support funding for broadband deployment, support for H.R. 1241, an act to facilitate a land exchange at the base of Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, support for a balanced approach to the implementation of the endangered species act, and support for access to federal public lands which supports tourism.
“At the state level, a partial list of my legislative priorities would be to protect county revenues from state cost-shifts (thief), support funding for state parks, support early Sierra pass openings, support state and federal healthcare reform that provides equitable funding for rural counties, support the promotion of tourism and a diversified local economy in the Eastern Sierra in order to achieve economic prosperity, and strongly support legislation that honors our veterans for their service to our country.”
More on Stapp’s candidacy, as well as other supervisor races, will be in the Mammoth Times print edition on Thursday, Feb.6.