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Handful of contested races in Nevada County set for June

No last minute entries appeared Friday to formally declare for local office, setting the stage for a handful of contested races with candidates already known.

The two candidates who said they'd run for Nevada County district attorney — Glenn Jennings and incumbent Cliff Newell — met the 5 p.m. deadline to declare for office.

Two candidates for the District 3 seat on the Board of Supervisors — Hilary Hodge and incumbent Dan Miller — also declared.

The race for clerk-recorder has three candidates: Mary Anne Davis, incumbent Greg Diaz and Elise Strickler.

The Friday deadline applied only to offices in which the incumbent is running. Candidates in races with no incumbent have until 5 p.m. Wednesday to declare for office.

Sheriff Keith Royal has said he won't run for re-election. The race for sheriff has three candidates — John Foster, Shannan Moon and Bill Smethers, all of whom have filed their paperwork with the Nevada County elections office.

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Sue Hoek, who's also filed her paperwork, currently has no opposition for the District 4 seat on the Board of Supervisors. Incumbent Hank Weston has said he won't run.

Three Superior Court judges up for re-election — Thomas Anderson, Robert Tamietti and B. Scott Thomsen — are running for their respective seats. None have opposition.

The following candidates, all of whom have filed for office, also have no opposition: Scott Lay, superintendent of schools; Tina Vernon, county treasurer-tax collector; Marcia Salter, county auditor-controller; and Sue Horne, county assessor.

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