Nevada County: “blue” and women dominate in races

Newsom wins, Feinstein re-elected
LaMalfa wins but losing in Nevada County to Audrey Denney — ouch!
McClintock wins but losing big in Nevada County to Jessica Morse — ouch!
Hilary Hodge winning in Grass Valley City Council race — for now, ahead of an incumbent
Shannan Moon winning for Sheriff — wonderful
Gas tax repeal losing — ouch to local Republican Central Committee and their “other voices” in The Union!
Dahle won but the race was tighter than before. (He was a big proponent of the gas tax, and is losing some bipartisan support).

The local “D” contingent out-hustled the “R” contingent. We are mostly “blue,” and it’s great to see more women in leadership positions. Congratulations to all the candidates!

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

4 thoughts on “Nevada County: “blue” and women dominate in races”

  1. A rebellious reader on Rebane’s blog put it like this: “,,sorry barry,,,not a win for trumpski It was a referendum on dic*heads. Did you notice how many women were winners? Trump did that. Notice how many women are on (Rebane’s) site and Todd’s Bad Breathe site? Like I said,,,dic*heads Posted by: ”’M”’ | 07 November 2018 at 08:31 AM”

  2. The crazy’s will disagree but Nevada County is now pretty much blue, or “center-left” rather than “center-right.”

    A big part of that by the way is Truckee, which voted 75-25 for Morse and elected three D’s to Town Council. The bottom line is not just that the Democrats are outworking the Republicans, which they clearly are much to their great credit, but that the demographics of the County are changing every day. I see it as the new people moving in are stunned by the vitriol misogyny and almost outright racism of some of the most vocal but minority voices in the community.

    But it is important to note that many of our “issues” in Nevada County are or at least should be bi-partisan. It is up to the new crew of community leaders recently elected to work as hard as they can to make these issues bi-partisan again. Issues like our need for economic prosperity for all of our residents, access to high speed communications, good forest management, access to health care and affordable premiums, improvements in our educational system, adapting to a changing climate, and probably more than anything else the need for affordable and achievable housing are obvious.

  3. The two Stevens nailed it! Thank you. (Jetting across Japan now toward Hong Kong. I have Jeff Sessions in the cargo hold. Inflight WiFi is cool).

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