The county Assessor’s race between Sue Horne and Rolf Kleinhans is expected to tighten up with new endorsements for Rolf as the election gets into full swing.
Rolf is expected to receive endorsements from Supervisors Ted Owens and Nate Beason, and the mayors of Grass Valley, Nevada City and Truckee, according to my sources. So far, Rolf hasn’t listed any of his endorsements.
Beason confirmed that he is endorsing Rolf.
The election season is getting into full swing, with absentee ballots coming out May 10. Most people in our county vote by mail.
Sue has raised considerably more money than Rolf from longtime supporters (including die-hard Republicans and CABPRO supporters) when she was a supervisor. But Rolf could wind up with a broader support base. The upcoming endorsements suggest that.
Sue has a stronghold in the south county, particularly Lake of the Pines, but Rolf’s campaign is supported by friends of Ed Scofield, who has clout in the Alta Sierra neighborhood.
I predict a much closer race than people think for this “nonpartisan” race.
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