John Foster, Shannan Moon file campaign disclosures in Nevada County sheriff’s race |

John Foster, Shannan Moon file campaign disclosures in Nevada County sheriff’s race

Shannan Moon said her desire to give back to the community led her to declare for the sheriff's race.
Submitted to The Union |

John Foster has received about four times the amount of contributions as his opponent Shannan Moon in their race to become the next sheriff of Nevada County, campaign disclosures show.

Foster, a former Grass Valley police chief, started with $1,000. He received $23,907.54 in contributions from Dec. 12 to June 30. He’s spent $22,422.82, leaving him $2,484.72 in the bank.

Moon, a captain with the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office, received $5,963 — with $3,500 of that in a loan from herself — between Jan. 1 and June 30. She spent $2,878.71, leaving her with $3,084.29.

Both candidates have spent a portion of their contributions on campaign consultants, records show.

Foster paid Joey Jordan $10,500, or 46.8 percent of his expenditures, to consult his campaign.

Moon spent $2,000 — 69.5 percent of her expenditures — with Robins, McNamara & Perkins, of Nevada City, on campaign consultation.

Foster’s contributors include Michael Gomez, who gave $2,600; Evans Phelps, a Nevada City councilwoman, who gave $1,000; insurance broker Mike Bratton, who gave $500; and Foster himself, who gave $1,500.

Moon received contributions from Jeffrey T. Burget, who gave $1,000; Marcia L. Salter, the county’s auditor-controller, who gave $100; and Marlene Dresbach, who gave $100.

See disclosures below:

John Foster Disclosure by The Union on Scribd

Shannan Moon Disclosure by The Union on Scribd

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

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Grass Valley and Nevada County make The Union’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User