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6B Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Republican candidates gat00Ler in Graeagle Debra Moore Staff Writer dmoore@plu Less than a month before the June primary, Republi- can candidates converged on Graeagle to tell their stories and ask for votes. The Plumas County Repub- lican Party hosted the candi- dates for state Assembly and Senate, as well as Congress, in the newly remodeled Graeagle Meadows Club- house. "We were very pleased with the turnout," said Leah West, chairwoman of the Plumas County Republican Central Committee, speaking of both the candidates and the 100-plus members of the community who came out to meet them. Candidates mingled with residents for about an hour before they were each given eight minutes to address the crowd. Pete Stiglich, who is run- ning tor Congress, opened his remarks by saying, "This is probably one of the best turnouts I've seen since I started last October or No- vember." Stiglich was the last indi- vidual to speak; West was the first. "We are here to meet, greet and get to know the candi- dates," she said. She also in- troduced Tom Del Beccaro, the chairman of the Califor- nia Republican Party. Del Beccaro told those gathered that he is on a mis- sion to visit all 58 counties, but he was particularly hap- py to be in Plumas County. "A big hand to our hosts, the Wests," he said, indicat- ing Dan and Leah, who are al- so personal friends. He then introduced the candidates. State Assembly District 1 There are five candidates running for state Assembly, including Robert Meacher, Democrat; representatives of the Green and Libertarian parties; and Republicans Rick Bosetti and Brian DaMe. Of the three frontrunners, Meacher is a Plumas County supervisor, while Bosetti is a Redding city councilman and Dahle is a Lassen County su- pervisor. Rick Bosetti Bosetti, a former profes- sional baseball player, fo- cused on his efforts to take on the employees' unions and scale back benefits, thus re- lieving the city's long-term debt. He said it's his goal to "get government out of the way," and was proud of being able to reduce new con- struction fees in the city by 33 percent. Bosetti said that his ap- proach to office is that "I rep- resent 99,000 people in the city of Redding, not the 900 who work there." Brian Dahle Lassen County Supervisor Brian Dahle said, "I want to go to Sacramento not because I need a job, but I want to go for the future of our chil- dren." Dahle already has a job. He described how it took five years to develop his seed business, "after the govern- State Senate District 1 Four candidates are vying for state Senate including Julie Griffith-Flatter, Democ- rat; a no-party-preference candidate; and Republicans Les Baugh and Ted Gaines. Gaines did not attend the fo- rum because of a prior com- mitment. Les Baugh The Shasta County super- visor is a life4ong resident of Shasta County. He is a busi- nessman and a pastor. Baugh said that he has logged 15,000 miles on his truck since the campaign be- gan as he tries to meet as many constituents as he can. His message is simple -- he "wants to put people back to work" and "reduce layers of bureaucracy." To achieve the latter, he advocates for a part-time Legislature. House of Representatives District 1 Two Democrats, five Re- publicans and one no-party candidate are vying for this seat. Jim Reed is the most prominent Democrat. The five Republicans are Sam Aanestad, Gregory Cheadle, Michael Dacquisto, Doug LaMalfa and Pete Stiglich. Aanestad, who formerly rep- resented Plumas County as a state senator, LaMalfa and Stiglich were in Graeagle. Sam Aanestad Aanestad, who travels with a "debt clock," said he fears for his grandchildren as the national debt stands at $15.6 trillion. "That's why I'm run- ning," he said. Aanestad said that he is optimistic that something can be accomplished in Washington because "Repub- licans are going to keep the house." "There is hope," he said. "I don't want you to call me Mr. Congressman -- I want you to call me and tell me how your grandchildren are doing." He concluded by pledging that he would never send vot- ers a mailer that was mis- leading, a veiled reference to another candidate's cam- paign flier. More recently, Aanestad has charged LaMalfa's cam- paign with putting false in- formation on a website and attkibuting it to a third candi- date. Doug LaMalfa LaMalfa is a former assem- blyman and a sitting state senator. He told those gathered that hehad driven to the event in his Mustang Shelby. "It's part of the heartland here," LaMalfa said. "It's just awesome to be up here." LaMalfa spoke out against Tom Del Beccaro, the chairman of the California Republican Party, chats with Leah West, the chairwoman of the Plumas County Republican Central Committee, during a candidate forum held at the Graeagle Meadows Clubhouse. Photo by Debra Moore high-speed rail and talked about his efforts to get Senate Bill 985 back on the ballot to give Californians another chance to vote on it. Pete Stiglich "There are eight of us run- ning for Congress, all good men," retired Col. Pete Stiglich said. "There should be a few women in that group." Stiglich discussed his 26 years in the U.S. Air Force where he worked his way up to full colonel, primarily working in purchasing, but also taking on assignments such as working with the United Nations. He was not impressed. "We ought to get .out of the U.N.," he said. Stiglich said that he has not served in Sacramen- to, but "that doesn't mean I won't hit the ground running." ment took away our family farm in Siskiyou County," as a result of the Klamath River Basin decisions. "We're in a battle for pri- vate property rights," Dahle said. "We're in a battle for business rights." He said that as a Lassen County supervisor, he was proud that Lassen was debt- free and that "we have fund- ed our unfunded liabilities." WORK, from page 5B Project name: Spanish Creek Bridge Replacetnent Description: Replacement of the Spanish Creek Bridge is almost complete and an anticipated.switchover date from the old bridge to the new one will be the end of June. The switchover will in- clude one-way traffic control. A ribbon cutting ceremony is tentatively planned for mid-July. Start date: May 2010 End date: July 2013 Total project miles: Bridge area only Project name: Chester Pavement Restoration Description: Pavement is being restored on Highway 36 in Chester from the overflow drainage canal west of Chester to the cause- way across Lake Almanor on the east side of Chester The new pavement section is being replaced with recycled material and will last longer and require less maintenance. Travelers can expect slight delays and limited access to private driveways for up to 20 min- utes. Businesses will remain open and accessible during construction. 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