Republicans endorse Logue for Senate
The Yuba County Republican Party is backing one of its own in the special election for the Senate District 4 seat.
Assemblyman Dan Logue, R-Loma Rica, has received the party's endorsement for the race, which will be contested on Nov. 6, the same day Logue is also running to win a final two-year term in the Assembly.
In announcing the endorsement, party members made note of Logue's strong record on taxpayer issues, as documented by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association and the California Taxpayers Association.
The Butte County Republican Party has also endorsed Logue's state Senate bid.
Before being elected to the state Assembly, Logue was Yuba County chair of President George W. Bush's 2004 reelection campaign and served as Yuba County supervisor.
Six candidates, including Logue and fellow Assemblyman Jim Nielsen, R-Gerber, are running for the seat vacated by congressional candidate Doug LaMalfa.
Forum for Measure T opponents, proponents
Proponents for and opponents against Yuba County Measure T have been invited to a forum hosted by the Sutter Buttes Tea Party Patriots and the Sutter County Taxpayers Association.
The program is the third in a series of "meet the candidate" evenings sponsored by the two groups.
The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Sutter-Yuba Association of Realtors office, 1558 Starr Drive, Yuba City. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Participants will have a few minutes to talk about themselves and the ballot and ask each other questions. The program also includes a question and answer period and closing statements.
For more information, call Larry Virga at 755-4409.
Poll shows support for measure
A telephone poll commissioned by a political consultant shows sizable support for Measure T, the ballot measure to preserve open space and agriculture in Yuba County.
The poll, done with robocalling by CMS Communications, told 3,000 county residents the measure would allow people to vote on development in the county, then asked whether they would vote yes or no. The side supporting the measure got 61 percent of the vote, to 39 percent against.
If approved, the measure would require voter approval for any development in which a change to designated open space or agricultural land would be necessary. Supervisor Hal Stocker is the measure's primary proponent, while it's been criticized by the county Republican Party, among others.
The survey was commissioned by political consultant Josh F.W. Cook, of Chico.