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As a vibrant business woman with a technical education and experience, Marianne Smith offers a fresh approach to solving problems in employment, health care, education, ground-water protection and veterans’ affairs in the 4th Senate District, all of which have been ignored for the last 30 years. It is time for rural counties to be heard in Sacramento.

Vote for Smith to fill the void as our state senator because AWOL Assemblyman Aanested just sits in Nevada County collecting his paycheck. Sam has missed 330 voting opportunities (origin of AWOL tag) in the last session.

Chuck Idler



Penn Valley




On Sept. 17, I had the opportunity of attending a fund-raising dinner for the Marianne Smith for State Senate Campaign. She spoke as a local resident concerned with our problems. In these often negative and impersonal campaigns, I found her support for Nevada County residents a breath of fresh air. We need more candidates like her. She truly has her hand on the pulse of the rural counties. She has my vote and support in the up-coming campaign. A vote for Marianne is a vote for our rural community.

Mary Longmore

Grass Valley

Next month, voters can elect Marianne Smith to the state Senate as a representative of Northern California.

Marianne is an articulate, energetic advocate for this region who will actually show up in Sacramento to represent her constituents’ interests, unlike her opponent, Sam Aanestad. Aanestad missed more than 330 votes in the Assembly this last session, including many on issues such as water that are vital to this region. His fellow Assemblymen nicknamed Sam “AWOL Aanestad” because he seldom attended. Now he wants to be promoted to the Senate. Marianne promises to earn her paycheck by truly representing Northern California.

Richard Van Steenkiste

Grass Valley


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