Martin fails to win, off to runoff |

Martin fails to win, off to runoff

Eileen JoyceDistrict 4 Incumbent Supervisor Elizabeth "Izzy" Martin glances at early election results while being interviewed by radio station KVMR Tuesday night at Madelyn Helling Library. District 3 supervisor challenger Drew Bedwell (second from left) sits with his wife, Ruth, watching the results as well.
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Nevada County District 4 Supervisor Elizabeth Martin was the top vote-getter in Tuesday’s primary and will square off against political upstart Robin Sutherland in the November general election.

Martin garnered 38.49 percent of the vote compared to 34.14 percent for Sutherland, while former Supervisor Rene Antonson finished with 23.10 percent, according to unofficial returns.

Bill Steele and Michael Harris finished way back with Harris getting 158 votes for 2.29 percent and Steele finishing with a scant 124 votes for 1.79 percent.

“I’m very excited and very honored and very grateful to everyone who supported me,” said an excited Sutherland after the last district returns had come in Tuesday night.

Martin said she too was excited about being the top vote getter in Tuesday’s primary.

“I have lots of donors and volunteers and voters that helped me win,” said Martin, who added she’ll take some time off with her family before starting to work on the fall election.

In a race with definite Natural Heritage 2020 implications, both candidates stated their support or opposition, but both said there were other issues in the county to be dealt with.

Sutherland said she entered the race because she was opposed to NH 2020.

“NH 2020 of course is a huge issue, but there are many issues in this county besides NH 2020,” Sutherland said. “But NH 2020 is definitely one that I’m opposed to.”

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