Strawser gets $1,000 from couple whose business specializes in S.F. real estate

Heidi Hall has received a $1,000 campaign contribution from local artist Judith Lowry-Croul, whose artwork has been exhibited at the Crocker Art Museum, the Wheelwright Museum and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, as previously reported.

Now Duane Strawser has received a $1,000 contribution from William and Merrie Lightner in Nevada City, whose business is Lightner Property Group of San Francisco, according to a filing with the Elections Office.

“Formed in 1984, Lightner Property Group is a boutique San Francisco property management, real estate investment and development firm,” according to the Lightner’s website.

The Lightners are lawyers and real estate investors.

The Elections Office filing is here.

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3 Responses to Strawser gets $1,000 from couple whose business specializes in S.F. real estate

  1. Chip Wilder says:

    My sense of this bastardization of the process coming down to local levels is worth crying over at best. PAC’s are the result of allowing influence “peddlers” to get away with it to begin with, while public contributions are somehow “not enough”. We have seen the same influence groups in this County get away with playing hide the weeny with our local political process for far to long. A good question for the candidates would be “Would you have voted with the current group of BOS members on the most recent issues before them?”
    Prop W is so misconstruing that it would take a lawyer to interpret what the hell a yes or no vote would even mean. Other than that the aim is a total ban on pot no matter which way you vote, because that is their (BOS) plan anyway. The “W” stands for “wrong” —-
    Allowing law enforcement into the bedroom of every Supervisor, seeing them at every Tea Party event, standing tall with their constitution thumping State of Jefferson rally’s, or just allowing the sheriff to write legislation they haven’t the time to even read before voting on?
    The dream of the sheriff office being apolitical went by the wayside with certain members of the Supreme Court getting involved in politics.(What a shame for our country to see nitwit Clarence Thomas and his wife attend TP meetings.)
    Will certain candidates try and make this a one issue election? Pot ban ooga booga, or your not patriotic enough to have the office?
    Will you, as a candidate, keep pushing our county into the dark ages rather than be “leaders” looking to the future generations who will scrutinize the “lifestyle of the Ozarks” in Nevada City and decide to move on to a greener progressive pasture?

    • Chip Wilder says:

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/california-nevada-county-measles-case_us_56faf06ae4b0daf53aede292
      Oops- How could I forget that we (Nevada county) made the Huff Po as the most unvaccinated county in the state? And the most under-reported, tip toe around, news coverage of a local paper, in the entire state. They (the union) leave out anything about the real law. It states that any school getting state funding (and that includes the non- inclusive (“cause their special”) charter schools) are mandated to have 100% vaccination. But- the Union leaves all that out of their reporting. Does that come under thumping the constitution? I mean with all the Christian-constitutional scholars out there? (no there’s an oxymoron) Hemig/Hamilton religion by way of the extreme right. Who puts the Health Department of this county’s feet to the fire over this? Nobody-? Cowards, putting print color to the only so called comic is their concession? That’ll make it ALL better. –

  2. jeffpelline says:

    We don’t smoke marijuana, and we are generally opposed with a teenage son (lots of problems in the schools with MJ). Having said that, I don’t understand how this is going to address the issue. The grows will just go indoors, creating more unintended consequences (indoor grows have been very problematic in Humboldt County with electric fires and the like). And here in western Nevada County, the unlike-minded will still live in this small community together, so it could just create further polarization. We do need leaders who can bring the unlike-minded together. Parading out nasty people like Don Bessee is not a solution. It just makes the community more uncomfortable for people in the middle, who decide to live and work elsewhere.

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