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Tony Laliotis picked for vacant Truckee Donner Utility District seat

Greyson Howard
Sierra Sun

TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; Truckeeand#8217;s utility district board has chosen Tony Laliotis to serve the remainder of Pat Suttonand#8217;s term this year.

Sutton, 79, died Jan. 30 of cancer after serving on the Truckee Donner Public Utility District Board since 1973. Her term expires in November.

The remaining Truckee Donner Public Utility District board members on Tuesday picked Laliotis, an 11-year Truckee resident who has worked as the director of utilities for the Tahoe City Public Utility District, to fill her seat.

and#8220;It was a difficult decision. We had a great pool of qualified applicants, and Tony Laliotis rose to the top. We welcome his addition to the board,and#8221; said Board President Jeff Bender in a press release.

The board appointed Laliotis unanimously out of five applicants. The seat will be up for election in November.

and#8220;Iand#8217;ve put a lot of time and effort into the Tahoe City Public Utility District and I enjoy working for the community and the public,and#8221; Laliotis said. and#8220;Each board member has there specific background and I felt I could bring my experience to the table.and#8221;

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Laliotis ran for the district board in 2008, and said he plans to run again in November once his appointment is up.

Laliotis will attend his first meeting as aboard member at the next regularly scheduled meeting on March 17.

For more information about the district, call 587-3896 or visit http://www.tdpud.org.