Houston not in it for the money

Candidate for 5th District supervisor says he’d give salary to charity
By: Deric Rothe, Journal Executive Editor
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Bob Houston, a candidate for Placer County supervisor, 5th District, told the Auburn Journal this week that he is not in the race for any other reason than to represent the people. Houston has garnered attention from Sacramento to the Nevada border by donating $100,000 to his own campaign for a position that pays just $30,000 annually. There's a need to empower the communities, Houston said. The people need an advocate. Houston said if elected he would donate his supervisor's salary to local charities like Parent Teacher Associations. Houston, a lobbyist, describes himself as a fiscal conservative who is not a taxer. He said he supports reasonable development that the communities want. The more than 30-year resident of Meadow Vista will face incumbent Supervisor Bruce Kranz and businesswoman Jennifer Montgomery in the June 3 primary. There is, however, the possibility of a run-off election in November between the two top finishers if no candidate garners a majority of the votes. ” Deric Rothe