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Tahoe Truckee Region Elections & Politics Digest

How California Political Power Could Head South


Southern California could reassert itself as the political epicenter after Senator Dianne Feinstein retires. The congressional candidates vying to succeed her in 2024, and the vacancies their campaigns have created, provide opportunities for officeholders who are younger and more liberal.

Schiff, Porter in Tight Race to Succeed Feinstein


The race to replace Sen. Dianne Feinstein is shaping up to be a close contest between two congressional colleagues who have built national profiles but appeal to different generations of Democratic voters.

Rep. Lee Files to Seek Feinstein’s Senate Seat


U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee filed federal paperwork to enter the race for the held by long-serving Sen. Dianne Feinstein, joining a field that already includes two other House members.

Feinstein Announces She Won’t Run for Reelection


Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein announced Feb. 14 that she will not run for her Senate seat in 2024, a major moment given that the fight to succeed her is already under way. She says she intends to accomplish “as much for California as I can” until her term ends.

White Out as Turnboo’s Assistant


The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 in closed session to remove Todd White as District 2 Supervisor George Turnboo's assistant, with Turnboo casting the only "no" vote.

Placer County Board of Supervisors Holds First Meeting of 2023


Placer County Supervisors welcomed a new board member and voted on a new chair and vice chair during its first meeting of the year.

New Placer Supervisors Sworn In; Jim Holmes Named Chair


Incoming Placer County District 2 Supervisor Shanti Landon and incumbent District 1 Supervisor Bonnie Gore accepted their positions, along with Assessor Matt Maynard, Clerk-Recorder-Registrar Ryan Ronco, Auditor-Controller Andrew Sisk, DA Morgan Gire and Treasurer-Tax Collector Tristan Butcher.

Jan. 6 Panel Wraps Work With ‘Roadmap to Justice’ for Trump


The House Jan. 6 committee is wrapping up its investigation into the 2021 U.S. Capitol insurrection. Lawmakers are declaring that they have assembled a "roadmap to justice" to bring criminal charges against former President Donald Trump and allies.

New Mayor Installed in Truckee


Town of Truckee Vice Mayor Lindsay Romack was appointed mayor during the council’s Dec. 13, meeting.

El Dorado County Supervisors Recognize Novasel’s Service


The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors recognized District 5 Supervisor Sue Novasel with a proclamation for her eight years of service.

Nevada County Supervisors Recognize Outgoing Elected Officials


The Nevada County Board of Supervisors recognized their colleagues, District 3 Supervisor Dan Miller, Auditor-Controller Marcia Salter, Assessor Sue Horne, and Clerk-Recorder/Registrar of Voters Greg Diaz, for their service.

California Gave Drivers a Gender Option on Their IDs. Here’s How Many Took It


Four years after California began issuing nonbinary IDs, fewer than 16,000 people have asked the state for a little piece of plastic with their gender marked by an X rather than an F or M.

Measure V Fails: Nevada County’s Ballots Continue to be Counted


The Nevada County Elections Office results released Nov. 22 showed that the “No” on Measure V campaign has increased its lead to a margin of 1,733 votes. Measure V would have implemented a half-cent sales tax, intended to help provide wildfire prevention, emergency services, and disaster readiness.

Judge: Tribble Not Eligible to Serve as Auditor-Controller


A Nevada County judge has ruled that Rob Tribble is not qualified to be the next auditor-controller of Nevada County. Tribble had previously won the June 7 auditor-controller race against Gina Will.

10% of California Legislature Now Identifies as LGBTQ


While LGBTQ candidates and their supporters celebrated several milestone victories around the nation in this year’s midterm elections, California quietly reached its own.

LTCC Students Recognized as for Election Participation


Lake Tahoe Community College joins a group of 394 colleges and universities that are being recognized for participating in the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, which involved sharing campus voting data and carrying out an engagement action plan.

Nevada County Updated Election Results; Town Council Incumbents Lead


Another batch of results was released in Nevada County on Nov. 16, and the incumbents for the Truckee Town Council race are still in the lead.

Pelosi to Step Down as House Democratic Leader


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will not seek to lead House Democrats for another term, but will remain in Congress.

‘Hard-Fought Race’: Noble, Tulloch to join IVGID Board of Trustees


The counting of votes in the November election is coming to a close and the Incline Village General Improvement District will be welcoming David Noble and Ray Tulloch to its Board of Trustees.

Measure G Easily Passes in South Lake Tahoe


City Manager Joe Irvin said, “The enactment of Measure G allows the city to continue collecting a comparable tax to the existing cannabis fee, without increasing the amount cannabis businesses currently pay.”

Democrat Malia Cohen Prevails in California State Controller Race


Democrat Malia Cohen has won the race for California controller, beating out a Republican who gave his party its best shot in years to end its losing streak in statewide elections.

Election Update: El Dorado County Races Becoming Clear


Brooke Laine has won the race for El Dorado County District 5 supervisor and the battle for three seats on South Lake Tahoe City Council has widened.

Measure V Losing: 345 Votes Separate 1/2 Cent Sales Tax Issue


Measure V, the ½ cent sales tax intended to help provide wildfire prevention, emergency services and disaster readiness, is currently failing according to totals released by the Nevada County Elections Office.

Incumbents in Front for Council; Hetherington, Rohlf Lead in Airport Board Race


Voters on Election Day battled the snow to cast their votes and preliminary results have three incumbents holding onto their Town Council seats.

Noble, Tulloch Lead IVGID Race with Krolick Close Behind


The race for two Incline Village General Improvement District seats got tighter with the most recent update from the Washoe County Elections Department.

Election Update: El Dorado County Results Unchanged, 16k Ballots Still to Count


Results are mostly unchanged after a Nov. 10 update from the El Dorado County Elections Office. The office reported that 12,000 of the remaining 28,000 ballots were counted, and 16,000 still remain.

Why Gov. Gavin Newsom Will Run for President in 2024. And Why He Won’t


Watch the newly anointed second-term governor closely in 2023. He has been making unmistakable moves that signal his interest in the White House. Will he run or won’t he? Here are some of the reasons for both sides of the decision.

Nevada GOP Rep. Mark Amodei Cruises to 7th Term


Six-term Republican Rep. Mark Amodei has defeated Elizabeth Mercedes Krause, as expected, in Nevada's rural northern district where no Democrat has ever won.

Washoe Voting Centers Stay Open Late; Noble, Tulloch Leading in IVGID Race


Some Washoe County voting centers stayed open well past when the polls closed, with long lines of people waiting to cast their votes, officials said.

Douglas County Preliminary Results Favor School Board Challengers


Preliminary results rolled in at 1:15 a.m., giving majorities to the three school board challengers, according to the Clerk-Treasurer’s Office. Election Day turnout was half that anticipated.

Feds: Suspected Paul Pelosi Attacker Planned to Take Nancy Pelosi Hostage


Paul Pelosi remained hospitalized Oct. 31 while recovering from an attack by the man who planned to take the Speaker of the House hostage and “break her kneecaps.”