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Candidates, committees disclose donors in Nevada County election

A handful of local candidates and committees met Thursday’s campaign disclosure deadline, listing how much money they’ve raised and spent, and their contributions’ sources.

The Nevada County Citizens for Yes on B raised $11,154.50 and spent $8,185.96 during the July 1 through Sept. 24 reporting period. That leaves it $2,968.54.

Contributors include Deems Lewis McKinley Architecture, of San Francisco, which gave $3,500; law firm Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, of Newport Beach, which gave $2,500; and Terry and Elizabeth McAteer, who gave $150.



Terry McAteer, of Grass Valley, is the former Nevada County superintendent of schools.

Measure B, if passed, would implement a property tax assessment on homes within the Nevada Joint Union High School District. Homeowners would pay about $15 to $19 on each $100,000 of assessed value on their homes.




The additional property taxes would enable the issuance of up to $47 million in bonds that would pay for upgrades and repairs to district schools.

The formal opposition to Measure B had filed no disclosure as of Thursday afternoon.

Measure B requires 55 percent of the vote to pass.

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The Yes for Nevada County Libraries: Yes on Measure A Committee raised $2,595 during the July 1 to Sept. 24 reporting period. It spent $2,263.05 during that same time.

The committee, which supports increasing a sales tax for the library to a quarter-cent, had $17,091.27 going into the reporting period. That leaves it $17,423.22 in the bank.

Contributors include McAteer, who gave $150.

Measure A has no formal opposition.

The library sales tax measure requires 66.7 percent of the vote to pass.

The Yes on Measure C Committee, which supports the Nevada City three-eighths-of-a-cent sales tax initiative for police and fire services, received $8,000 in contributions. It spent $6,108.41, leaving it $1,891.59.

The committee received money from the Firefighters Association of Nevada City ($5,000), Nevada County Professional Firefighters ($2,000) and the Nevada City Police Officers Association ($1,000).

Measure C has no formal opposition.

School board

Ashley Neumann, running for the Trustee Area 2 seat on the Nevada County Board of Education, raised $550, which includes a $250 loan from herself. She’s spent $507.02, leaving her $42.98 in the bank.

Republican U.S. Rep. Doug LaMalfa gave Neumann $300, reports state.

Neumann is the community education director with the LivingWell Medical Clinic.

Others running for the Area 2 seat are Caleb Buckley, incumbent Tracy Lapierre and John Meeks.

Wendy Baker, running for the Area 3 trustee spot on the Nevada County Board of Education, raised $2,037.88 between July 1 and Sept. 24, which includes a $1,000 loan from herself. The Alta Sierra Elementary School educator spent none of that money during the most recent reporting period.

Eduardo Garcia, a State of Jefferson advocate, contributed $925 to Baker’s campaign.

Incumbent Trevor Michael and Marianne Slade-Troutman also are running for the Area 3 spot.

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


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