Beason’s attacks must be reined |

Beason’s attacks must be reined

One of the many reasons I support Olivia Diaz is her commitment to an issue-oriented campaign. Her opponent’s supporters cried foul when Olivia dared to directly quote Nate Beason’s vitriolic attacks against the liberal-minded constituency he hopes to represent. Openness to opposing views IS an essential quality for the nonpartisan position of Supervisor, however, and it’s ridiculous to call the revelation of a candidate’s own words “unfair politics”.

It’s also disingenuous to criticize Olivia for posting signs prior to Labor Day. I have been involved in Nevada County politics for twenty years, and there has NEVER been a tradition of waiting until after Labor Day to post signs. This is a non-issue that Beason supporters have created to personally attack Olivia.

I call on Nate Beason to get control of his troops, and adhere to the issues-only policy both candidates agreed to last spring. These letters threaten to sabotage the decency of this election. Nate has an opportunity to rein in these personal attacks before it is too late. If he can’t control his own minions, how can he hope to coordinate the myriad of governmental and nonprofit agencies vying for supervisory attention?

Bill Larsen

Nevada City

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