Four shots at seeing the candidates |

Four shots at seeing the candidates

Gordon Beatie, Martin Harmon and Hank Weston, all seeking the Nevada County District IV Supervisor seat, will all be on hand tonight at the Penn Valley Fire Department for the first of four scheduled forums featuring candidates of the June 6 primary election.

The forum, the first of four sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Western Nevada County, will be hosted at 6 p.m. by the Penn Valley Community Association at the Penn Valley Fire Department, at the corner of Spenceville Road and Penn Valley Drive.

District 4 Supervisor Robin Sutherland will not seek re-election, leaving a trio of candidates vying for her seat. They are: Hank Weston, a former Grass Valley fire chief and a resident of Penn Valley; Martin Harmon, owner of Gold Country Ranch of Penn Valley; and Gordon Beatie, vice chairman of Holt of California of Rough and Ready.

Future candidate forums include:

May 9 — 7-9 p.m. at Nevada City City Hall, 317 Broad St., Nevada City; Nevada County Clerk Recorder candidates — Gregory Diaz, recorder systems consultant; Kathleen Smith, appointed incumbent. District III Supervisor candidates — John Spencer, incumbent; Terry Lamphier, contractor; District IV Supervisor candidates.

May 10 — 7-9 p.m. at Nevada City City Hall, 317 Broad St., Nevada City; Nevada City City Council candidates — Kerry Arnett, incumbent; Barbara Coffman, attorney; Sheila Stein, planning commissioner; Conley Weaver, incumbent. Nevada City City Clerk candidates — Yolanda Simmons Bachtell, attorney; and Cathy Wilcox-Barnes, incumbent.

May 13 — 10 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, 828 W. Main St., Grass Valley; Nevada County District Attorney candidates — Clifford Newell, deputy district attorney; Jim Phillips, deputy district attorney; David Silber, attorney.

Two additional forums are tentatively scheduled and will be announced at a later date at

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