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Dardick will not seek re-election

Truckee’s representative on the county Board of Supervisors has decided not to seek re-election.

District 5 Supervisor Sam Dardick said Monday two terms are enough and he wants to concentrate on other areas. He joins District 2 Supervisor Karen Knecht in passing on another four-year term.

Dardick’s announcement leaves District 1 Supervisor Peter Van Zant as the only incumbent who will run in the March 2000 election.

Supervisors Bruce Conklin (District 3) and Elizabeth Martin (District 4) are not up for re-election until 2002.

“I have other business I want to attend to,” Dardick said. “I want to get involved with the disabled community and advocate a return to the civil rights of the (Americans with Disabilities Act).”

Dardick, who uses a wheelchair, said a recent decision by the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is particularly disturbing.

The St. Louis court ruled that ADA-accessibility requirements for public buildings are unconstitutional because they interfere with states’ rights.

“And at my age, it’s a huge district to cover,” said the 66-year-old Dardick, whose district covers the eastern half of the county.

Candidates for the Board of Supervisors can file signature-in-lieu petitions starting Oct. 1.

The number of signatures necessary to eliminate the $308.24 filing fee varies with each district.

The regular filing period starts Nov. 15 and ends Dec. 10. The election will be primary day, March 7.

If a runoff is necessary in any district, it will be part of the November General Election.

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