Nate Beason won’t seek re-election to Nevada County Board of Supervisors (UPDATED) |

Nate Beason won’t seek re-election to Nevada County Board of Supervisors (UPDATED)

Nate Beason


Nevada County First District Supervisor Nate Beason announced today that he will not seek reelection to a fourth term of office.

“My reasons are pretty straightforward,” Beason said. “From a personal standpoint, I want to spend more time with my gorgeous wife and my beautiful family, resurrect my hobbies, and travel more. Betty and I have seen a lot of the world, but plenty remains to be seen.

“Also, philosophically, I don’t think people should camp out in elected office, and I’ve already served one term more than I intended. I’m not a career politician; I’m just a guy.

“It’s a privilege to serve the residents of the First District and Nevada County overall. I will continue to work hard for them until the end of my term. “

Nate Beason said he’s already tried twice, and failed, to retire from public life. This time he intends to succeed.

Beason, a three-term member of the Nevada County Board of Supervisors, said Monday he won’t seek re-election next year.

“Philosophically, I feel the people in public office should serve and, then once they’ve done their part, move on,” he said.

Representing the county’s 1st District, Beason said he wants to spend more time with his family. He also intends to travel more and become more involved with his hobbies. Beason served in the Navy for 30 years and rose to the rank of captain. He’s a Vietnam veteran, and served in eight ships over his military career.

Beason became a project manager for a computer software installation and implementation program after leaving the Navy.

He also taught management and leadership skills to executives for five years.

According to Beason, the county has found sound financial footing and stopped what he called the “revolving door” of department heads over the past several years.

Beason said it was a privilege to serve his constituents and the county as a whole.

“Most people are solid, good people,” he said. “If they get the facts, they’re pretty reasonable.”

Only one person has publicly announced her intention to run for the District 1 seat: Heidi Hall, a 2014 Congressional candidate, said earlier this month she’d seek the position.

Two other supervisor seats also are up for election in 2016.

Those posts are held by Ed Scofield, District 2, and Richard Anderson, District 5.

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

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