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Brown to discuss veterans’ health care concerns, other issues

Lt. Col. Charles Brown, a retired U.S. Air Force officer and former Democratic candidate for Congress, continues to be active in Nevada County, exploring the possibilities for another run in 2008, his spokesman said Tuesday.

Tonight, Brown will be at the first of a series of intimate gatherings in private homes. “It will be a small gathering with local voters to talk about local issues,” Brown spokesman Todd Stenhouse said.

The event starts at 6:30 p.m. in Grass Valley. To attend, call Brown’s office at (916) 782-7696 to get the address.

Brown also will discuss the problems in programs offering health care to veterans on April 7.

Brown will speak along with other veterans representatives at a meeting of the Nevada County Democratic Women’s Club starting at around 10 a.m. at the Holbrooke Hotel, 212 W. Main St., in Grass Valley.

A continental breakfast will be served. Cost is $8.50. Call club President Mona Matthias at 477-8034 by March 30 to make a reservation.

Even if Brown decides not to run, “it’s important to have a dialogue and for people’s voices to be heard,” Stenhouse said.

Brown carried Nevada County in his challenge to Rep. John Doolittle, R- Roseville, for the 4th Congressional District, but Doolittle won districtwide with 49.6 percent of the vote.

Doolittle also has been reaching out to voters in the county and the larger district, establishing satellite offices in several towns including Nevada City, holding town hall meetings and holding weekly telephone conferences with local media.

Doolittle’s local representative is expected to visit the area on March 27. To make an appointment, call (916) 786-5560.


To contact City Editor Trina Kleist, e-mail or call 477-4230.

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