Cheri West Exits Nevada County Supervisor’s Race

Grass Valley resident Heidi Hall is now running unopposed for Nevada County’s District 1 Supervisor seat after Cheri West’s decision to drop out of the race Monday. West, who works as legislative director and deputy chief of staff to Assemblyman Brian Dahle, said she feared her work in the legislature would conflict with her responsibilities as supervisor.

“I love the work I do in the legislature and have been a part of solving real problems for people in Northern California for many years,” West said. “I don’t want to put the residents of District 1 at risk by my doing both. As a longtime resident of Nevada County, the needs of the county are important to me so I am choosing to continue my work in Sacramento and withdraw from the race for Nevada County Supervisor. I appreciate everyone who expressed support for my candidacy and I truly looked forward to the opportunity to represent the residents of District 1.”

West initially announced her candidacy in September, promising to make public safety and local job opportunities a top priority.

“Cheri is a tireless fighter for the people of Nevada County,” Dahle said at the time. “She has the know how and experience to solve problems inside government. Her record of accomplishments and the hundreds of local constituents she has helped speaks volumes about her professionalism.”

Nevada County’s District 1 Supervisor seat was put up for grabs with Nate Beason’s recent announcement that he would not seek re-election. It is one of three supervisor seats up for election in 2016.

Read more about the race for District 1 Supervisor here.

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