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Katharine Wanamaker: Hodge all the way

We often hear that all politics are local. In presidential race years we seem to forget this, which is why midterm elections are my favorite. Mid-terms cut straight to the belly of the beast, bringing local issues into the limelight and exposing elected officials who have been turning a blind eye and failing to fulfilling campaign promises.

I am closely following board of supervisors race where Hilary Hodge a native Northern Californian who has worked for nonprofits for close to 20 years is challenging incumbent, Dan Miller who is coming to the end of his first term.

After considering Dan’s record on the board, the decision for me was simple: Hilary Hodge all the way.

Dan has a history of holding office and running campaigns focused on affordable housing. Given that he is chair for the Regional Housing Authority one would think he understands our need for affordable housing. Unfortunately, Dan has done little to promote or advocate for affordable housing in our community and we find ourselves in a place where housing in Nevada County is more expensive and more scarce.

Hilary Hodge as the executive director of Sierra Commons worked tirelessly to support small businesses and entrepreneurs. Working as a case manager for low-income families Hilary Hodge has profound knowledge and experience in what our low-income families need. This has manifested in her a passion to address our housing problem, her commitment to bring affordable housing to Nevada County, and actively work to help our homeless population.

Hilary Hodge loves Nevada County. Hilary Hodge knows when we invest in our people it leads to the greater success of our entire county. I believe Hilary Hodge knows where we can go as a county if we have the tools and resources needed. I know Hilary Hodge will be a voice for all of us on the Nevada County Board of Supervisors.

Katharine Wanamaker

Nevada City

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