Antonson certified as write-in candidate |

Antonson certified as write-in candidate

Antonson certified

as write-in candidate

Rene Antonson, former 4th District county supervisor who came in third in the primary election in March, is a certified write-in candidate as of Friday, said Lorraine Jewett-Burdick, county clerk-recorder.

Antonson will face incumbent Elizabeth Martin and close challenger Robin Sutherland in the Nov. 5 election.

Wednesday night, Antonson was involved in a fracas on a Grass Valley sidewalk after a meeting of the Nevada County Republican Central Committee. Grass Valley police responded to a call about a disturbance involving Antonson and two other men, unsuccessful 3rd District supervisorial candidate Greg Seghezzi and Ron Fereira, an Antonson supporter. The outcome of the citizens’ arrests in the fight are unresolved.

Antonson has asked Republican Central Committee members whether, once he was certified as a write-in candidate, he could place his campaign materials in local Republican headquarters. Committee members said he could not because they were supporting Sutherland. The three men were in a physical dispute outside the meeting minutes later.

Elections workers will begin counting write-in ballots Nov. 7.

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