Cheri West drops out of Nevada County supervisors race |

Cheri West drops out of Nevada County supervisors race

Cheri West

Cheri West, the Nevada City resident who in September announced her candidacy for the Board of Supervisors, said Monday she won’t run for the supervisorial seat.

West’s decision now leaves only one candidate for the District 1 seat: Heidi Hall. Incumbent Nate Beason has said he won’t seek re-election.

West, legislative director and deputy chief of staff to Assemblyman Brian Dahle, said in an emailed statement that “I have discovered that my work in the legislature could conflict with the duties of being a county Supervisor.

“I love the work I do in the legislature and have been a part of solving real problems for people in Northern California for many years,” West stated. “I don’t want to put the residents of District 1 at risk by my doing both. As a longtime resident of Nevada County, the needs of the county are important to me so I am choosing to continue my work in Sacramento and withdraw from the race for Nevada County Supervisor. I appreciate everyone who expressed support for my candidacy and I truly looked forward to the opportunity to represent the residents of District 1.”

West couldn’t be reached for comment.

Dahle, in a statement he made when West announced her run, called her a tireless fighter for Nevada County.

“Her record of accomplishments and the hundreds of local constituents she has helped speaks volumes about her professionalism,” Dahle said at the time.

Qualification for the Board of Supervisors is between Feb. 16 and March 11. It costs about $400 to qualify.

Two other supervisor seats also are up for election in 2016. Those posts are held by Ed Scofield, District 2, and Richard Anderson, District 5.

To contact Staff Writer Alan Riquelmy, email or call 530-477-4239.

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