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Race on for Superintendent of Schools

Another local race is shaping up for the June 8 primary election with Eric Hoefler taking out preliminary papers for Nevada County Superintendent of Schools.

Hoefler will apparently be in a race with appointed incumbent Holly Hermansen, who replaced former superintendent Terry McAteer after he resigned in May 2007.



Hoefler first came to the area in 1976 after building a cabin at Cascade Shores. He was a businessman in France before becoming a teacher, and moved to Nevada County to live in 1999.

“I’ve seen some things that really need to change,” Hoefler said. “We’re top heavy in education.




“We have way too much administering of children than teaching children,” Hoefler said. “The funds have to start trickling back down into the classroom.”

The new candidate and his family live in Nevada City. He said he is currently getting his administration credential needed for the job through Chapman University.

Both Hoefler and Hermansen will have to file declaration of candidacy forms between Feb. 16 and March 12 to become official candidates.

That’s also true of the other local candidates who have filed preliminary papers to run so far. Those races and candidates include:

• Superior Court Judge, appointed incumbent Candace Heidelberger.

• Clerk-Recorder, appointed incumbent Gregory Diaz and attorney Barry Pruett.

• Assessor, former Supervisor Sue Horne and appraiser Jim Blashford.

• Supervisor, 4th District incumbent Hank Weston, 3rd District incumbent John Spencer.

• Auditor-Controller, incumbent Marcia Salter.

• Treasurer/Tax Collector, county executive analyst Tina Vernon, businessman Bill Steele and county probation office fiscal manager Darlene Woo.

• Sheriff, incumbent Keith Royal.

• Superintendent of Schools, appointed incumbent Holly Hermansen and school teacher Eric Hoefler.

To contact Senior Staff Writer Dave Moller, e-mail dmoller@theunion.com or call 477-4237.


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