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Write-in candidate Rene will lose again

I have been following Nevada County politics. After an e-mail I received from Rene Antonson’s campaign manager, Calvin Clark, I feel compelled to speak out.

The unsolicited e-mail was coordinated to arrive the same morning The Union ran a story on Antonson announcing a write-in campaign.

They informed me that I should not support Robin Sutherland because she is a member of the Auburn Indian Community. I couldn’t believe my eyes. They were telling me I should not support Mrs. Sutherland because she is an “Indian.” These would-be Night Riders were telling me that having, in some part, Native American Heritage disqualified this lady from running for Nevada County Supervisor!

They went on to tell me I should support Rene Antonson for supervisor. Presumably Rene, if elected, will save Nevada County from the “red menace.” By using the office of supervisor to prevent “Indians” from buying land or using the land they now own, I wonder what percentage of Native American heritage will draw fire from these would-be ethic cleansers?

Antonson says he would represent Republicans? Racist are not welcome under our big tent. I understand now why Antonson has twice lost a supervisor district that has an overwhelming Republican majority to the radical liberal Elizabeth Martin. Nevada County voters know who this guy is and reject him in favor of anyone else.

The voters made their choice: no way Rene, times two. I don’t know how I got on this jerk’s list. I am not a Nevada County voter. I haven’t donated to campaigns before. Nevertheless, when Antonson’s seat is up on the Nevada County Republican Central Committee, I will be supporting the person running against him. Antonson isn’t really in the supervisors’ race. Who would offer a person such as him a forum, especially one he did not earn from the voters?

John Gillander


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