Sue Horne |

Sue Horne

Sue Horne, 53, is from Lake of the Pines and was first elected as a Nevada County Supervisor eight years ago as a write-in candidate.

Horne was re-elected in 2004 and has served as chair of the Regional Council of Rural Counties, which brings small counties together for clout in Sacramento.

To make government more efficient, Horne said there needs to be full access to every state agency’s budget, which is not now the case for legislators.

“There is waste in those budgets, and we need to roll back staff,” Horne said. “It’s not a question of revenue. It’s a question of reckless spending.”

The District 2 supervisor said her background would help her navigate the state legislature.

She said bringing small counties together as the Rural Council does is needed to get clout and money out of the legislature.

Illegal immigration should be handled by a border fence, and people who commit crimes here should be deported, Horne said.

Health care should not be handled by government, Horne said. “We need out-of-state firms to come in,” to create competition.

The country and state need to look at using nuclear energy again to help stem the energy crisis, Horne said.

“We have refused to harvest our own resources,” Horne said, and the country should drill more of its own gas and oil.

Solar energy is still expensive and can take up a lot of land, she added.

To make schools more efficient, consolidation of districts needs to be explored, Horne said.

“We don’t want 10 bureaucracies in a county to overlook schools,” Horne said.

Political redistricting needs to be done again in California, Horne said, but not just by anybody.

“The politicians should not be choosing their voters,” she said.

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