Horne falls to Logue | TheUnion.com

Horne falls to Logue

One of the nastiest campaigns in the area’s recent history ended Tuesday with Dan Logue defeating Sue Horne for the Republican nomination for the 3rd Assembly District.

Final returns showed Logue getting 20,290 votes or 54 percent in the district, which stretches from Nevada County to Lassen County in northeastern California. Horne received 17,123 votes for 46 percent.

Horne carried Nevada County, however, where she received 6,231 votes (60 percent), compared with 4,193 (40 percent) for Logue.

The Yuba County supervisor is headed for a battle with Butte County Democrat Michael Harrington in the Nov. 4 general election. Harrington ran unopposed.

The leader said his economic stances contributed to his win.

“The people want to bring jobs back to California, and I’m very passionate about bringing them back,” Logue said at a special election party held at the Comfort Suites Inn in Linda, his hometown in Yuba County.

Horne conceded defeat at midnight.

“We fought a good fight to the end,” Horne said from her party at the Northridge Restaurant at Higgins Corner in southern Nevada County. “I’m very proud of our campaign team.”

She added, “I wish the district well.”

Horne said she will complete her term as county supervisor and had no immediate plans for the future.

The party for Logue was attended by Assemblyman Rick Keene, R-Chico, who will now step down because of term limits. Also in attendance was state Sen. Sam Aanestad, R-Grass Valley.

Both Keene and Aanestad endorsed Logue, and both said they felt Horne couldn’t handle the pressures of the legislature in Sacramento.

In particular, Keene said Horne’s handling of the replacement former Nevada County Clerk-Recorder Lorraine Jewett-Burdick in 2004 disturbed him.

The campaign became severely heated after Horne sent out a mailer contending a Yuba County family had their land taken away unduly by a levee board that included Logue. Logue said the land was taken by eminent domain for public safety, and the family got a much higher than market price.

Realtor Logue was first elected to the Yuba County Board of Supervisors in 2002 and re-elected in 2006. He has been active in Republican politics since Ronald Reagan was president.

In 2000, Horne was elected to the Nevada County Board of Supervisors by write-in. She was re-elected in 2008. Horne used to serve on the staff of Assemblyman Bernie Richter.

In another key decision Tuesday, Proposition 98 lost in Nevada County but proposition 99 won. Statewide, proposition 98 was losing but proposition 99 was winning.

To contact Senior Staff Writer Dave Moller, e-mail dmoller@theunion.com or call 477-4237.

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