Keep it nonpartisan |

Keep it nonpartisan

Susan Rogers

Voters take note! The Republicans have made it clear they want to control Nevada County, per The Union’s interview with their local central committee chair, Tony Gilchrease.

Regarding a possible appointment to fill Drew Bedwell’s seat on what is supposed to be a nonpartisan county Board of Supervisors, Gilchrease said, “As long as they believe in core values of limited government, lower taxes, individual responsibility and a commitment to a strong security, then that’s what we’re looking for.”

The last time I checked, local Republicans do not have the right to say who “they” want to replace Bedwell. Whatever happened to democracy and non-partisanship in county government? Nevada County’s Republican Central Committee is known for its far right-wing bent, and they are proving that in this statement.

As a District 3 resident, I’d consider any candidate in November’s election, but I won’t vote for any Republican who does not publicly disavow Gilchrease’s remarks. I urge all District 3 voters to do the same – keep our county government nonpartisan!

Susan Rogers

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