Nevada County Supervisors Heidi Hall, Hank Weston endorse Shannan Moon for sheriff | TheUnion.com

Nevada County Supervisors Heidi Hall, Hank Weston endorse Shannan Moon for sheriff

Nevada County Supervisors Heidi Hall and Hank Weston on Monday formally endorsed Shannan Moon for sheriff.

Moon, a captain with the Nevada County Sheriff's Office, will face former Grass Valley Police Chief John Foster and sheriff's Lt. Bill Smethers in the June 5 election.

"I think she's the most qualified candidate," Weston said, adding in a news release: "She's a home-grown candidate who truly understands the needs of Nevada County and will make sure our County remains a safe place to live."

Hall said she's worked with Moon on a number of issues and believes she's the best candidate to bring the Sheriff's Office into the future.

"She is smart and hard-working and thoughtful and open-minded," Hall said.

In a release, Hall focused on Moon's community connections.

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"Shannan Moon's ability to listen and understand the issues that affect the people of the county sets her apart from the other candidates," Hall states. "She has a talent for reaching across divisions to find common ground, shown in her work with local stakeholders on cannabis, jails and mental health."

To contact Staff Writer Alan Riquelmy, email ariquelmy@theunion.com or call 530-477-4239.

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