Another dyed-in-the-wool partisan running for District 1 Supe race

The supes are supposed to be nonpartisan. Not around here.

In the latest example of bald political partisanship,  Republican Deborah Wilder — who has been active as a GOP state and local officer for a long, long time— is running for District 1 Supervisor. “The State of the State of the California GOP” was one of her speeches. You get the point.

The Union — often criticized as a mouthpiece for the right — got to break the news of this dyed-in-the-wool partisan running for the nonpartisan seat. “Wilder has been a labor and employment attorney representing management for more than 30 years. She was formerly the mayor of Foster City, was previously the secretary of the California Republican Party and is currently California Republican Party North Region vice chair,” it dutifully reported.

At some point, it would good to hear what makes Deborah qualified for the post of being a supe in a rural area within the blue state of California. (And that requires building —not burning — bridges with Sacramento).

Along with District 1, Districts 2 and 5 will also be up for grabs in the March 2020 elections.

“Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.” 


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 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.

8 thoughts on “Another dyed-in-the-wool partisan running for District 1 Supe race”

  1. Gee, Jeff, where was your criticism of Democrat Party Chairman Jim Firth when he ran for the “non-partisan” Grass Valley City Council. Your criticism is purely partisan.

    1. Gee, Rich, even though you’re a CA escapee to sun-baked Puma County, AZ ( as cited in Rebane’s Ruminations) you must have brought a “foggy” CA memory with you. I mentioned that Jim (now deceased) was the local Democratic chairman. But Deborah has raised the ante considerably, holding a statewide GOP title as well. She’s entrenched, not just dyed-in-the-wool. And county supe is a bigger job (that pays a salary, I might add). I’ve enjoyed some recent trips to Arizona — the Boulders resort at Carefree and the Royal Palms in Scottsdale — but I’m glad to be back home in California. Wishing you and “Sheriff Joe” all the best!

  2. What a hoot! Along with local GOP leader-turned California escapee Rich Ulery, GOP partisans Barry Pruett (who also has claimed in the local blogosphere to be pondering an escape from California) and Don Besse (a local “righty” activist in his own right) are all rushing to convince us that Deborah Wilder is, well, partisan— on George Rebane’s blog no less.

    I checked out Deborah’s Facebook page for clues. It read:
    “Deborah Wilder, July 16 ·
    So why is California gas so darn expensive?
    Answer: Sacramento Democrats. ”

    In fact, the real answer to that question is much more complicated. More details here:

    If she’s elected supe, let’s hope Deborah applies a more rigorous analysis to our local issues.

    As I said, the more things change here, the more they stay the same. LOL.

    1. Last we heard from Barry Pruett, the theme was “today is the first day of the rest of your life.” Now he sounds like the same old fellow: pretending to be a political pundit. Hope springs eternal.

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