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Treasurer/Tax Collector race

I was appalled to read the front page article “Money troubles” in The Union and Ms. Vernon’s indignant response that her opponent “… decided to dig into his little black bag and pull out the Nevada County October Surprise.” Are you kidding me?

As a resident of this county, I and others, have an absolute right to know whether the person we put in charge of managing millions of our taxpayer dollars is even capable of balancing her own checkbook.

Without judging the “why” behind Ms. Vernon’s bankruptcy, she had an absolute, unequivocal duty to disclose it early on in her campaign. The fact she chose not to, has relieved me of my “on the fence” position in trying to make an informed decision about who to cast my vote for in November.

I do agree with Mr. Meagher, a repaid lien and a bankruptcy are two “very different things” and one must wonder had Ms. Vernon disclosed this information at the primary stage, whether or not the outcome of that primary, might have been “very different” as well.

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