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Brown considers running next year

Retired Lt. Col. Charles Brown, the former Democratic candidate for Congress, remains active in Nevada County and is exploring the possibility of another run in 2008.

On Tuesday in Grass Valley, Brown attended the first of a series of intimate gatherings in private homes in the area. “It (was) a small gathering with local voters to talk about local issues,” Brown spokesman Todd Stenhouse said. Similar meetings are expected to follow.

In a larger forum April 7, Brown also will discuss the problems in programs offering health care to veterans.



Brown, a retired U.S. Air Force officer, will speak along with other veterans representatives at a meeting of the Nevada County Democratic Women’s Club starting at 10 a.m. at the Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley..

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 cities 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 March 27.

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To contact City Editor Trina Kleist, e-mail trinak@theunion.com or call 477-4230.


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