Bill Smethers, a 20-year veteran of the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office, announced his candidacy for Nevada County Sheriff-Coroner-Public Administrator, according to a press release from Jeanette Royal, Sheriff Keith Royal’s spouse.
This assures that Sheriff Royal, popular in the South County, will be endorsing Smithers.
Jeanette, a real estate agent, has helped run the campaigns of other local politicians, such as Supervisor Ed Scofield. She is well connected in our community.
Smethers will run against former Grass Valley Police Chief John Foster and Sheriff’s Capt. Shannan Moon.
Foster’s campaign manager is longtime local political consultant Joey Jordan. “If you don’t bring to the table the highest degree of ethical standard, qualification, education and experience, please don’t run for local elected office. If you do, please contact me to run your campaign,” Jordan writes on the Alignable website.
Let the Sheriff’s race begin!