State, national candidates to speak at First Tuesday forum In Grass Valley |

State, national candidates to speak at First Tuesday forum In Grass Valley

The First Tuesday Educational Forum, sponsored by the Nevada County Democratic Central Committee, will feature a discussion and review of all state and national races and propositions Tuesday.

Betty Yee, candidate for State Controller and Heidi Hall, candidate for U.S. Congress in California’s 1st Congressional District, will both appear in person, according to a news release.

Yee is the daughter of Chinese immigrants who settled in San Francisco. She grew up in a home where no English was spoken, yet graduated from U.C. Berkeley and went on to a become a distinguished expert on tax policy. She currently serves as one of five members on the California State Board of Equalization.

Hall, who makes her home in Nevada County, is a social progressive and fiscal moderate. She has master’s degrees in both public policy and international relations and employment experience with the California Department of Water Resources, the State Water Resources Control Board and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Hall is running against Republican incumbent Doug LaMalfa.

The event will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday beginning with refreshments at the Banner Grange, 12629 McCourtney Rd., Grass Valley, about a half mile past the Nevada County Fairgrounds.

Pizza and salad will be provided, with beverages available for purchase. Admission is free and open to the public. For more info, call 477-1804 or click on http://www.nevada

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