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Meagher mulls do-over in treasurer race

A Grass Valley man is considering a second try at unseating incumbent Nevada County Treasurer-Tax Collector Tina Vernon.

Dai Meagher, who lost to Vernon by just over 500 votes in 2010, this week pulled papers for the June primary elections but has not yet completed his filing.

The filing deadline for the June 3 primary election is Friday.

Vernon beat Meagher 19,000 to 18,454 in the November general elections in 2010.

Meagher, 52, is a CPA, fiduciary and financial consultant for his own accounting firm. He also serves as treasurer for Nevada County Television and for Sierra Commons.

In addition, Meagher said he is one of the mentors/instructors for individuals seeking help starting a business though Sierra Commons.

He declined comment Tuesday on the race itself, adding he would wait until after he files, if he decides to run.

Treasurer-Tax Collector is one of numerous Nevada County posts that are up for grabs in June, according to Nevada County Senior Clerk-Recorder Assistant Elise Strickler.

Other elected offices on the June ballot include two supervisors’ seats, district attorney, two Superior Court judges, sheriff, auditor-controller, clerk-recorder of deeds, Nevada County Superintendent of Schools and several state and federal posts.

The top two vote-getters of any political party will face off against each other in the November general elections, Strickler said. The exception is if a Nevada County candidate receives a simple majority of 50 percent of the vote, plus one; that candidate will win the race in June.

That rule is only true for county candidates, Strickler said.

Strickler said mail ballots will go out starting May 5.

To contact Staff Writer Keri Brenner, email or call 530-477-4239.

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