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Other political races

As a first-time voter in the Grass Valley City Council race, I am proud to be able to cast my vote for Patti Ingram. She will continue to make her decisions based on her knowledge and care for the city of Grass Valley. As an individual whose family roots in Nevada County extend back for generations, she has proven that she cares about our local interests. A vote for Patti is a vote for an individual who is concerned, will serve you well, and works to preserve the values that are the foundation of our city.

Maryalyce Hansen

Grass Valley

Win, Ron Mathis, win!

As a farmer, I have worked with John Drew on the local farmers’ market board. Drew is the good-old-boys, business-as-usual replacement for Bierwagen. Ernie supported the replacement of ditches with pipes – the single biggest threat to water for agriculture. Drew opposed protecting the Yuba River from dams, which would have condemned thousands of acres of private ranches and farms.

John Drew is a developer in farmers’ clothing. Please vote for Ron Mathis for District 2 of the Nevada Irrigation District.

Ron Mathis will return the public’s voice to our water district.

Mike Pasner

Penn Valley

Nancy Palmer deserves your vote for re-election to the Sierra College Board of Trustees. Nancy has been a dedicated trustee committed to moving the college into the new millennium supporting the needs of the students in our district. Nancy’s efforts have kept the district fiscally sound in this time of increasing enrollments and decreasing funding from the state. Please join me in retaining Nancy Palmer for Sierra College Board of Trustees.

Donna Brazil


Nancy Weber is our incumbent NID director from Division 1. We elected Nancy four years ago, and she has convincingly demonstrated her outstanding ability to combine the needs and desires of our community with the long-range and short-range goals of NID.

Nancy is doing a splendid job as NID director. She is almost single-handedly responsible for much of NID’s recent improved friendliness to and cooperation with our community.

We need her, and she deserves our votes, so please join in re-electing Nancy Weber as NID director from Division 1!

Robert Mathews

Nevada City

As Area 6 trustee, Nancy Palmer has effectively represented the Sierra College District to the greater Nevada County community and has critically addressed her constituency’s issues and concerns to Sierra’s board.

Nancy is keenly aware of the challenges facing a multi-campus district, how each campus has its own demographic uniqueness. She has made informed decisions regarding Sierra’s ongoing expansion and long-range planning issues, which include shifting educational technologies, increased enrollment, land use, facility use and partnerships with local communities and businesses.

As a full-time English professor who has lived in this community for 13 years, I support her re-election.

Kimberly Lum Reina

professor of English, Sierra College

Nevada City

I first met Nancy Weber when she attended the early meetings of a grass-roots effort to preserve the Lower Cascade Canal. I have observed her at many meetings since then and am unfailingly impressed with her energy, intelligence, and determination to make NID a consumer-friendly agency.

She is an indefatigable champion for the interests of all citizens within the NID service area. If you want NID to be an agency that treats customers with fairness and respect and manages water as a public trust resource that belongs to all of us, vote for Nancy Weber.

Susan Sanders

Nevada City

Nancy Weber has earned re-election to the NID Board of Directors based on service she has provided the constituents in her district and the entire NID service area.

Nancy is responsive to, and respectful of, individuals and families concerned with NID policies, plans and activities. She carefully listens to our needs and shares our concerns with other NID board members and NID management. She has taken necessary and appropriate action on the Cascade Canal and related pipeline issues important to Banner Mountain residents and NID customers.

Please join your neighbors and vote for Nancy Weber for NID Board of Directors.

Rick and Cyd Sharkey

Nevada City

I am writing in support of Lorraine Plagge as a candidate for the Nevada Joint Union High School District Board of Trustees.

Lorraine is an experienced board member and has solid working knowledge of the issues facing our county’s high schools. She is a woman of vision, energy and integrity. Please join me and my family in casting your vote for Lorraine Plagge on Nov. 5!

Larry Homan

Nevada City

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