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Local primary races beginning to gel

The races for Nevada city clerk and two Nevada County supervisor districts closed out Friday, with Nate Beason and Ted Owens running unopposed for re-election in districts 1 and 5.

Meanwhile, Nevada City Councilman David McKay made it official, turning in his nominating papers for re-election before Friday’s deadline, but candidates for several other key local offices have until next week to file.

McKay joins PowerUp-NC co-founder Reinette Senum, who also filed nomination papers Friday. McKay had to file for re-election by Friday’s deadline for incumbents.



Any others wishing to run for council – including Nevada City Planning Commissioner Robert Bergman and former Councilman Gene Downing, both of whom have indicated they may run – have until 5 p.m. Wednesday to file.

The race for Nevada city clerk will consist of exiting Councilman Steve Cottrell and former Councilman and City Treasurer Niel Locke.




Candidates for the Nevada County Board of Supervisors District 2 seat have until 5 p.m. Wednesday to file as well because incumbent Sue Horne is running for the state Assembly instead of seeking re-election.

Businessman Alan Kilborn and Nevada County Fair leader Ed Scofield have filed for the District 2 seat. Lawyer Bob Joehnck, who announced he’s running, has yet file.

Candidates still can file for the 4th Congressional District and 3rd state Assembly District.

State Sen. Tom McClintock, of Southern California, is preparing to face former Congressman Doug Ose and businessman Ted Terbolizard, a longshot candidate, in the GOP primary for the 4th Congressional District. The winner is expected to face Democrat Charlie Brown.

Horne and Yuba County Supervisor Dan Logue are squaring off in the 3rd Assembly District.

On the ballot

Local races that closed out Friday:

Nevada City clerk – Steve Cottrell and Niel Locke

Nevada County Board of Supervisors – Nate Beason, District 1 (unopposed), and Ted Owens, District 5 (unopposed)


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