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Why is Rene complaining?

This letter is in response to the letter sent to The Union by Rene Antonson. Rene lost – twice. He needs to quit blaming someone else for his loss and get a life.

It would be an insecure person who would blame someone else for his loss of an elected position. Candidates win or lose on their own merits. Robin Sutherland won because she was the most qualified candidate.



I am just one person and as the chair of the Nevada County Republican Central Committee until May 8, 2002 (the date I resigned as chair), I never endorsed ANY candidate when more than one registered Republican ran for any office. That action has drawn much publicity. I firmly believe the person who is chairman should not endorse any candidate when more than one Republican is running. That is the only way to be fair and ethical. Rene, at my invitation, appeared on my FCAT “Right Time” TV show, spoke at a CABPRO meeting and also at Central Committee meetings. And by the way, county supervisor is a nonpartisan position, so why is Rene whining?

Remember, when Rene was supervisor, he appointed Izzy as his Planning Commissioner, knowing she was a member of the liberal, far left leaning Rural Quality Coalition. Anyone who thinks Rene is “Mr. Conservative Republican” should check out his liberal voting records when he was in office. Very often Antonson and liberal Supervisor Van Zant voted together.




Also, would Rene have turned down an endorsement by CABPRO? Sounds like a sore loser to me. Who will he blame when he loses again in November?

There are good reasons why Robin Sutherland won the primary and will win the election in November. She is a genuinely nice person. She has vast work experience both with the state and as a private consultant on land-use issues. She is a staunch believer in limited government and local control.

Everyone get out and vote in November.

Karen Chileski

Cedar Ridge


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