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Diaz is non-partisan

I would like to correct a number of inaccuracies in the letter to the editor entitled, “Stopping polarization.”

Olivia Diaz is not registered to any specific political party (but is, of course, a registered voter). She attended BOTH the Republican and Democrat barbecues and asked to speak at both. Because she is not a registered Republican, she was not allowed to speak at their barbecue. The Democrats, on the other hand, did allow her to speak and specifically asked for her campaign literature which is why it was available at the Democrat booth. Mr. Beason, on the other hand, is a registered Republican and consequently was allowed to speak at their barbecue. He did not speak at the Democrat barbecue; presumably that was his choice but I do not have first-hand knowledge of that.

As for Olivia’s float in the Fourth of July parade, all floats that were political in nature were grouped together. The fact that hers was in close proximity to the Democrats’ float was strictly by chance and was determined by those who coordinated the parade.

In my opinion Olivia Diaz is the non-partisan candidate. She has intentionally maintained an independence from either of the two principal political parties. Her opponent certainly has not.

Barbara Graves

Grass Valley

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