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Candidates can now formally declare for political office

No local candidate for political office formally declared their candidacy on Tuesday, the first day they could file paperwork stating their intention to run.

Candidates for local and state offices across California picked up the necessary election paperwork on Tuesday. They’ll have until March 11 to formally declare for office, unless the incumbent opts against running for re-election. In that case, the declaration period is extended to March 16 for those races.

No candidate whose district includes Nevada County turned in their completed paperwork and paid the filing fee.



Nevada County voters on June 7 will pick candidates for the state Assembly and Senate, sending the top two vote-getters to the November general election. They’ll also pick Republican and Democratic nominees for president, the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

Voters in June also will choose local leaders, as well as whether they want a countywide ban on outdoor marijuana grows and a 12-plant limit on indoor grows. Nevada City voters have two other ballot measures to decide.




Three seats are up for election on the Board of Supervisors — Districts 1, 2 and 5. Supervisor Nate Beason, District 1, has said he won’t seek re-election. Supervisors Ed Scofield and Richard Anderson are the incumbents for Districts 2 and 5, respectively.

Superior Court Judge Candace S. Heidelberger is the only candidate to have declared her intention to run for office, a formal statement only judicial candidates must make. Only a write-in candidate can challenge her.

Three Nevada City Council seats are open. They’re currently held by Terri Anderson, Jennifer Ray and Robert Bergman. The city clerk’s position, held by Niel Locke, also is up for election.

Both the local Democratic and Republican committees have several seats on the ballot.

To contact Staff Writer Alan Riquelmy, email ariquelmy@theunion.com or call 530-477-4239.


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