This collection consists of campaign material from Alexandra Fairless’ 1972 election to Arcata City Council and her re-election
to city council in 1976. The documents reflect her campaign’s staffing and organization as well as speaking engagements and
print material from her campaigns. Of particular interest to researchers are photographs used in campaign print material,
and questionnaires that city council candidates answered for various media outlets. Also of interest is her speaking engagements
and copies of speeches for various community groups. Alexandra Fairless was Arcata’s first female City Council Member and
Mayor. She changed her last name from Fairless to Stillman in 1980.
Alexandra Fairless initially ran for Arcata City Council in 1972, and placed third in the election, becoming the first woman
to join the Arcata City Council. After her 1976 re-election she became the first woman to be mayor of Arcata. Alexandra Fairless
remained on Arcata's City Council until 1980. As Alexandra Stillman, she was elected again to Arcata's City Council in 2006.
She has also served on numerous civic boards and community groups, and served as a commissioner for California's State Water
Commission from 1976-1980.
Copyright has been assigned to the Humboldt State University Library.
The collection is open for use by appointment.