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WE need a REAL District 3 Supervisor

Original post made by Susan West, another community, on Feb 24, 2008

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Posted by Debra Cowling
a resident of another community
on Feb 25, 2008 at 5:32 pm

With great appreciation for the author's thoughts

Dear neighbors,

In relationships with Contra Costa County, I have come to realize that all supervisors need to be NEW supervisors. I believe each understands that challenge and their role as representatives rather than leadership.

It is hard to imagine a Republican understanding they are not in-charge, but that is a personal opinion. I fully believe each supervisor has received the message loud and clear, "Represent our interests or get out!"

I find it refreshing that neighbors throughout District 3 want a new supervisor and are willing to DRAFT to get such representation. But with more that 60,000 neighbors making this choice, I would imagine that every candidate, including our current supervisor, is a NEW supervisor.

Amazing result,

Rudgear neighborhoods

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Posted by Keith Lewis
a resident of another community
on Feb 27, 2008 at 1:34 pm

From a previous posting


Supervisorial Districts 2, 3 & 5 seats are up for election in the 06/03/08 Primary Election.

The regular nomination period starts 02/11/08 & ends 03/07/08. If the incumbent does not file, the nomination period gets extended 5 calendar days to "non incumbents only", which would be 03/12/08.

There is a non-refundable filing fee which will be 1% of the annual salary ($960 approx) which is due at the time the candidate takes out their nomination papers during the regular nomination period. Valid nomination signatures of no less than 20 but no more than 40 are required at the time the nomination papers are filed.

The signature-in-lieu period is optional for the candidate & simply helps pay for the filing fee. It starts 12/28/07 & ends 02/21/08. This is not to be confused with the nomination period. Valid signatures of voters that live within the district the candidate is running for are credited towards the filing fee. Each valid signature is worth 25 cents.

The "write-in candidacy period" starts 04/07/08 & ends 05/20/08. No filing fee is required but the valid nomination signatures of no less than 20 but no more than 40 are still required.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: CONTACT Sue Olivera, +1.925.335.7806 or

Posted by Diablo Vista Region neighbors