“The Western Fairs Association held its day in the Capitol yesterday,” Assemblyman Brian Dahle said on his Facebook page, as he runs for a State Senate seat. “It was hard to get a handle on all the fairs I love around the 1st Assembly District. Each one plays a huge role in its community’s life. Which is your favorite fair?”
One problem: The Nevada County Fair sign was missing from Brian’s able hands. Wake up Brian!
(Photo: Dahle’s Facebook page)
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6 thoughts on “Dahle forgets the Nevada County Fair as he runs for a Senate seat”
I asked him about this and he said that our fair was not part of the Western Fairs Association and that he had an office at our fair. I explain that they were members and he said he did not know what happen then and that there are about 12 members and he could not hold them all. So disappointed with his answer and I let him know that.
A former CEO of the Nevada County Fair has not only been a president of the Western Fairs Association, but she also has been inducted into the group’s Hall of Fame: http://gonevadacounty.com/2014/11/nevada-county-fairgrounds-ceo-sandy-woods-inducted-into-western-fairs-associations-hall-of-fame/
One of the problems with the Sierra Foothills is that it struggles to find the “best and the brightest” for leaders in our state and federal government, going back to John Doolittle. It is podunk.
BTW, I still have my mail-in ballot for state Senator (Dahle v. Kiley) sitting on the kitchen table. It has sat there for a few weeks. I look at it every day, but I still haven’t voted. I don’t know what to do, frankly. Maybe I’ll write in Shannon Pelline for State Senator in our district. I’m being encouraged by my friends to vote for Dahle, but now he shows he’s clueless about our local Fair’s accomplishments. It’s depressing.
Dahle will not get my vote. If I knew it would work I would write in Silke Phluger
It looked like his hands were full. There really are a lot of fairs in the 1st Assembly District.
Note to readers:
This is “Bruce,” according to the gov. email address he sent this note from: District Director for Assemblyman Brian Dahle
California Assembly: “Working to bridge the yawning gap between Sacramento and the real world. I find paths through bureaucratic mazes and work to keep in touch with the needs of the wonderful people living in the largest and most beautiful of California’s 80 Assembly Districts.”
Memo to “Bruce”: If his hands were full, perhaps there should have been a better way to illustrate this. At least one fair per county. This did not go unnoticed in the comments section on Facebook. And including all the fairs would have been an ideal way to bridge that “yawning gap” between Sacramento and our community, as you put it. Good luck to Brian in the election! Onward.