Politics

Haves, have-nots in Placer supes election funding

The haves and the have-nots turn out to be the incumbents and the challengers in Auburn-area Board of Supervisors races. As June 7 election day approaches, sitting Supervisors Jim ...

Supes name Ryan Ronco new county clerk, elections chief

Ryan Ronco was given the job of new Placer County elections chief on Tuesday. Officially the clerk-recorder-registrar of voters, Ronco was appointed by the Board of Supervisors. B ...

State, federal officials to Placer: Ban all outdoor, indoor grows

Placer County supervisors faced down more opposition Tuesday to efforts that could result in taxing and regulating medical pot grows – this time from Congressman Doug LaMalfa ...

Election Selections: 1st Senate District - Steven Baird, Republican

What skills or qualities do you have that your opponents do not? I cannot speak of the skills or qualities that my opponents bring to the table, but I can adequately outline my ow ...

Election Selections: 1st Senate District - Rob Rowen, Democrat

What skills or qualities do you have that your opponents do not? I am 51 years old, a moderate Democrat, and a life-long resident of rural California. My platform can be viewed at ...

Election Selections: 1st Senate District - Ted Gaines (Incumbent), Republican

What skills or qualities do you have that your opponents do not? I’m a longtime local community leader, small business owner and married father of six children. I am also on ...

Election Selections: 5th State Assembly District - Kai Ellsworth, Democrat

What skills or qualities do you have that your opponents do not? I’m a relatively young first-time candidate. I can see how that will give some voters pause. I am also the o ...

Election Selections: 5th State Assembly District - Mark Belden, no party preference

What skills or qualities do you have that your opponents do not? I have a BS and MS in the field of Occupational Health, a combination of engineering sciences and medicine. I also ...

Election Selections: 5th State Assembly District - Robert Carabas, Democrat

What skills or qualities do you have that your opponents do not? My parents were Greek immigrants; my father was a barber who died when I was seven. I understand what it means to ...

Election Selections: 5th State Assembly District - Frank Bigelow (Incumbent), Republican

What skills or qualities do you have that your opponents do not? As a rancher, businessman and Assemblyman I have a track record of working across the aisle with anyone and everyo ...

Election Selections: 6th State Assembly District - Kevin Hanley, Republican

What skills or qualities do you have that your opponents do not? An effective legislator must have extensive public policy experience and the backbone to enact reforms. Among the ...

Election Selections: 6th State Assembly District - Kevin Kiley, Republican

What skills or qualities do you have that your opponents do not? I have served as a leader in the areas of highest concern to state government: education, as a high school teacher ...

Election Selections: 6th State Assembly District - Ron “Mik” Mikulaco, Republican

What skills or qualities do you have that your opponents do not? I currently serve as a member of the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors, and was appointed by my colleagues as ...

Election Selections: 6th State Assembly District - Cristi Nelson, Republican

What skills or qualities do you have that your opponents do not? As a fourth generation Californian and local businesswoman, I have a deep understanding of our region’s econ ...

Election Selections: 6th State Assembly District - John Edward Z’Berg, Democrat

Statement I wish to politically serve the people of the State of California because I believe it is in my blood; I literally grew up in California politics. My father, Edwin L. Z& ...