Update: Duncan out of supes race | TheUnion.com

Update: Duncan out of supes race

County Planning Commissioner Laura Duncan is bowing out of the race for Nevada County supervisor for south county’s District 2, she said this evening, citing personal reasons.

“The timing isn’t good for me and my family,” said Duncan, a conservative. “I wish both candidates and anyone else who declares the best of luck.”

Meanwhile, land use lawyer Bob Joehnck announced this morning he is running for the south Nevada County District 2 Supervisors seat.

As a member of the county’s Democratic Central Committee, Joehnck brings an apparent philosophical bent to the nonpartisan race against remaining opponent Alan Kilborn.

In a press release, Joehnck said he has worked extensively with the Citizens Concerned about Traffic and the Wolf Creek Community Alliance.

Conservative Kilborn was endorsed by outgoing Supervisor Sue Horne at a fundraiser for him last weekend. Horne is not running for supervisor again, vying instead for the state 3rd District Assembly race nomination from the Republican party.

Duncan was first in the race to announced her candidacy. She did not get Horne’s endorsement despite Horne having kept Duncan as her commission representative for the past eight years.

The current supervisor said she endorsed Kilborn because of his dedication to public safety through his job as training manager for the Rocklin Police department, and his strong stance on property rights.

A press release from Joehnck’s campaign said, “Bob is concerned that both elected and appointed county officials have drifted too far from representing the needs of the people, and are too influenced by big money interests.”

To see the full story, see Saturday’s edition of The Union.

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