Real District 3 scandal |

Real District 3 scandal

The Union reported on Oct. 7 that District 3 supervisor candidate John Spencer is being financed by contractors, builders and three Republican politicians. While The Union is obsessed with Bruce Conklin and the Nevada County Land Trust, our supposedly non-partisan local elections are being taken over by political operatives like Congressman John Doolittle, with his Karl Rove-like tactics.

Which is the bigger threat – a non-profit organization dedicated to the voluntary preservation of our local natural and historical heritage, or politicians interested in rewarding their financial backers and extending their political control? Mr. Ackerman and Mr. Somerville, how about some investigative reporting about the behind-the-scenes influence of Mr. Doolittle and partisan party politics in our local government?  

The divisive scare and deceive tactics of the political operatives succeeded in 2002. We deserve better.  Let’s ban contributions from political parties in local elections. I challenge John Spencer to return his political party funding. Since that is unlikely, we will need to elect supervisors who will work for the good of Nevada County and not for John Doolittle’s agenda. Vote for Olivia Diaz and Bruce Conklin to protect our Nevada County quality of life.

Richard Katz

Nevada City

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