Ray Nutting is Running for El Dorado County Supervisor Again

Five years after he was removed from office, former El Dorado County Supervisor Ray Nutting has told the Mountain Democrat he’s planning another run for District 2.

“Being involved with the community and solving problems is a very difficult but enjoyable task,” Nutting told the Democrat. “I enjoy collecting all the information possible and trying to reflect the values of the community. I enjoy being part of the discussion and the solutions. I try to pull people together and build pathways to success.”

But Nutting will have to contend with a history of controversy stretching as far back as 2007. He was initially accused of submitting falsified documents to obtain $70,000 under the California Forest Improvement Program for the removal of brush on his property. He was later acquitted on three felony counts and one misdemeanor. When the jury was unable to reach a decision on the fourth felony, a mistrial was declared. However, Nutting was later convicted of three misdemeanor violations for obtaining personal loans from county employees and contractors that he used to get himself out of jail.

In June 2014 Judge Timothy Buckley ordered Nutting to vacate his seat. Nutting served three years of probation.

The District 2 seat is currently held by Shiva Frentzen, whose term concludes January 2021.