District 1 Supervisor candidate Sue McGuire “still has some organizational issues that need to be resolved, having recently lost her campaign manager due to illness. If you know of a potential replacement, please contact Sue,” Russ Steele writes on his blog.
A group of “dedicated conservatives” met with Sue this week, he said. Russ observes: “It is getting late in the election season to be doing detailed planning.”
Campaign contribution reports for this race and others will become public on Jan. 31. The election is in June.
McGuire, who is endorsed by the local tea party, gave her campaign themes at a tea party luncheon with Tom McClintock earlier in January.
The District 1 incumbent, running for a third term, is Nate Beason. He’s a moderate Republican.
Incumbent Ed Scofield is running unopposed — so far, at least — in south county. Truckee Mayor Richard Anderson is the front-runner in Truckee for Ted Owens’ seat.
My sense is that the only local political “unrest” — if you could call it that in a small rural county such as ours — is with some vocal folks on the extreme right.
Their demands are too ideologically driven, in my mind. Most of us are more pragmatic “centrists,” busy with our work and families.
For the most part, registered Democratic, Republican and “DTS” “electeds” are working together in our county, tackling the nonpartisan issues.
Though some decisions are unpopular — such as the much-publicized airport land-use vote — they are the right ones.
Grass Valley had no business suing the Commission, in my mind. The dispute seems to center around a few individualist land owners. As a result, the city just politicized the issue.
A good example of nonpartisan unity among electeds is the effort to keep our State Parks open that I wrote about yesterday. We need more efforts like this.
When we moved to a small community, I underestimated the political drama. I have worked with and lived in communities with people for years and had no idea what their politics were. It never came up.
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