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Stop chasing windmills

I enjoyed reading Editor Pat Butler’s Saturday piece as to why The Union has been bashing Congressman Doolittle. Mr. Butler said he was setting the stage for a fair playing field to allow others to oppose Congressman Doolittle. According to The Union’s banner, it serves Nevada County. If true, then why is The Union chasing regional issues with such vigor during election time and not the local issues? As a senior citizen, I am much more concerned with who is running for local positions, such as Superior Court judge, sheriff, district attorney, tax collector, auditor, county supervisor, etc., which secure me more than Doolittle.

The articles several weeks ago on local candidates were very slim and only dealt with positions appearing to have been opened up due to incumbent retirement. Why does it take the retirement of an elected official to get someone to run for office? Why doesn’t The Union encourage people to run, even against their bosses? Local officeholders directly affect our quality of life, finances and safety. To quote Mr. Shakespeare: “I think you protest too much.” Mr. Butler, please get involved in local issues and stop chasing windmills. The Union is not a regional newspaper.

Sam Davis



Nevada City


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