Election 2010: Three incumbents get the nod for Truckee Town Council | SierraSun.com

Election 2010: Three incumbents get the nod for Truckee Town Council

Jason ShuehSierra Sun

From left, Carolyn Dee, Richard Anderson and Mark Brown.

TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212; Whether votes were channeled toward economic recovery or siphoned from past performance, what is certain is the Truckee Town Council incumbents are in demand.Incumbent Richard Anderson held the most votes at 28.4 percent, followed by incumbent Mark Brown at 27.8 percent and incumbent Carolyn Wallace Dee at 25 percent. Runner-up and challenger Carl Jeffries came short at 18.8 percent.andamp;#8220;For me whatandamp;#8217;s been interesting for this election, locally, is the return of the incumbents to their positions,andamp;#8221; Anderson said. andamp;#8220;What it tells me is the constituents are very happy with the work of the incumbents.andamp;#8221;Anderson said finances and the current recession are some of the first issues he hopes to work on.andamp;#8220;The issue right now is that town businesses are hurting … what the board needs to do is figure out how we can aide our local businesses,andamp;#8221; Anderson said.Dee, who, like Anderson, based a part of her campaign on finances, said the recession is ever present.andamp;#8220;Weandamp;#8217;ve done a good job at keeping town services where they need to be at a very difficult time,andamp;#8221; Dee said. andamp;#8220;The challenge is going to be bringing the recovery to us and not waiting for it to happen.andamp;#8221;Brown said the election compelled residents to talk about town issues and for him it was a great way to reach out and get instructive feedback.andamp;#8220;We want to look at getting the economy stimulated up here,andamp;#8221; Brown said.Anderson said he is grateful Truckee, though affected by the business lull, is still healthy. He credited fellow board members and town staff for that.andamp;#8220;The town is certainly feeling the pinch, but were not in dire financial straits right now,andamp;#8221; Anderson said. andamp;#8220;Weandamp;#8217;re doing OK.andamp;#8221;