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Evans Phelps: Support Strawser for supervisor

I am an elected official on the Nevada City Council. I gave Heidi Hall $500 as a campaign contribution. I also gave money to Duane Strawser. I did this because I know how hard it is to run a campaign.

I now regret giving money to Heidi Hall. It has been rumored that because of my contribution, I support Heidi over Duane and that I am aligned with the other two women on my city council because of this contribution.

Neither of these rumors are true. I have had a Duane Strawser sign in my yard for a month and I plan on voting for him. Heidi Hall’s strategists are playing dirty and I resent this. They have tried to portray Duane as a sympathizer of the Tea Party and the State of Jefferson. They claim he denies climate change. They slam him for changing his party affiliation to nonpartisan, even though the FPPC recommends candidates do this in nonpartisan elections.

Duane Strawser is the most upstanding, civic-minded citizen I know in this town. He has dedicated his life to making our community a better place to live. Duane is his own man; he listens to all sides of an issues and he makes up his own mind based on the facts. He will work well with all members of the community and other members of the board of supervisors. He is the man to vote for on June 7.

Evans Phelps

Nevada City

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