Former county Republican chairs reject Horne and endorse Logue for assembly
Three former Nevada County Republican Central Committee leaders say local county Supervisor Sue Horne betrays Republican values and Yuba County Supervisor Dan Logue is a better choice in the area race for state Assembly.
Horne ignored the central committee “until she wanted to run for higher office,” according to a letter from past central committee chairmen Tony Gilchrease, Dick Marshall and Greg Marks.
The Nevada County supervisor, Logue and Chico farmer Jack Lee are seeking the Republican nomination to the Third Assembly District held by Assemblyman Rick Keene. Keene is restricted from seeking another term because of term limits.
The letter sent to “fellow Republicans” states that “in spite of having a 5-0 Republican majority” on the Nevada County Board of Supervisors, the board has “abandoned the Republican Party and its values.”
No specific examples are cited, but the letter mentions:
– “Many strident liberal department heads” were left in place after the board majority’s change from “liberal” to Republican in 2002.
– “During the leadership of Sue Horne, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors rejected every effort of the Republican Central Committee to preserve and advance Republican concerns and values.”
– She relied “all too often on the advice of liberal staff.”
– She marginalized the central committee “in favor of other, more liberal organizations.”
The past chairmen want to send “a clear and unambiguous message that Sue Horne and every elected official” in the area claiming to be a Republican, but who abandons the party’s values, “does so at the risk of their political career.”
Those values were not clarified in the letter.
Republicans including State Sen. Sam Aanestad, Assemblyman Keene, retired Sen. Tim Leslie and retired Sen. Rico Oller all reject Horne’s campaign and are supporting Logue for the assembly seat, the letter states.
To contact Staff Writer Greg Moberly, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 477-4234.
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