Incoming District 3 Supervisor Miller jumps in the pool on election night — “It’s a small world after all”

I never learn much that I didn’t know already from KNCO news, but its correspondents were on hand to capture Dan Miller jumping in the pool of his “victory night celebration” in real time, apparently as invitees. It came about a week after Dan “debated” incumbent Terry Lamphier on KNCO with its station manager as “moderator.”

I’ve heard the victory night party was hosted by Dan’s “best friend since high school” Keith Davies, appointed as co-CEO as the Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce as the election began to take shape. Dan’s campaign manager was hired by the Chamber as executive assistant in the height of the election season.

The heading on the KNCO Facebook page was, “Miller takes an optimistic jump in the pool.”

Incumbent Terry Lamphier gracefully conceded the election today (his predecessor John Spencer apparently never did). But the overly aggressive “It’s Miller Time” signs still hang over the Chamber office by Miller supporters – a full week after the election (although the city ordinance calls for them to be removed by now).

I wish Dan all the best but hope he will listen to Terry’s sage advice: “The job is not about playing favorites.”

(photo credit: KNCO Facebook page).




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Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

11 thoughts on “Incoming District 3 Supervisor Miller jumps in the pool on election night — “It’s a small world after all””

      1. I wasn’t there, as we went to Cliff Newell’s victory party at the brewery in Nevada City. I just have known the family that hosted the party for about 17 years. There kids did gymnastics in town for years.

      2. I am just a local citizen and voter. The good people of Nevada County won by overwhelmingly and decisively electing proven leaders – proven fiscally responsible leaders. Congratulations to Cliff and Dan for running clean, issue-oriented campaigns. We are lucky to have them.

      3. Barry, You are much more than that! We were invited to the Hermansen party, since she was the only candidate I endorsed. But we were out of town. The very low voter turnout is the issue that all the candidates should be focusing on. Nobody has a mandate; that’s for sure. I hope the winners will represent all their constituents, not just the like-minded ones.

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