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Articles in bad taste

Articles in bad taste

I read two articles in The Union recently that I thought were in bad taste.

One had a headline on the front page, “Ex-county GOP leaders slam Horne.” This was not at all fair to Sue Horne and shows a prejudice by The Union.



I have lived in this county for more than 37 years, and Mrs. Horne has been one of the best, if not the best, supervisor this county has had. She is fair to all, has good common sense and is very smart. She would be an excellent Assembly representative. She is the best we have and has earned the position.

The second article in bad taste was a rambling editorial by Jeff Pelline dated Oct. 6. He could have said a lot of good things about our newly appointed superior court judge, Candace Heidelberger. Instead, it seemed he felt she should have been elected instead of appointed. This is a downer. We are most lucky to have this very bright, experienced person as one of our judges. She is a hometown treasure who has pulled herself up by her bootstraps and deserved better.




Roy Crain

Nevada County

Editor’s note: The headline summarized the contents of the letter by ex-county GOP leaders. The editorial praised Heidelberger for “years of experience” and for raising her children here. It said it is a plus that “she is a woman.” It also questioned why she didn’t run for the recent judicial vacancy as other locals did


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