Truckee Mayor announces intention to run for county supervisor, will face Barbara Green next spring
In a public announcement with an intimate group of supporters, Town of Truckee Mayor Ted Owens announced his intentions to run for Nevada County Supervisor for District 5 Tuesday evening at the Cottonwood restaurant.
“I’ve been blessed to serve the Town of Truckee for the last few years,” Owens said after his announcement. “Nevada County is at a crossroads,” he added, and said that he is dedicated to “building consensus and achieving goals.”
Truckee resident Barbara Green currently occupies that seat.
As far as the qualifications for the office of county supervisor, Owens said, “I have a good association with Truckee and I believe I would be able to bring that into the western part of the county.”
His supporters agree, including his predecessor, former mayor Ron Florian, who said, “He has worked well bringing regional issues to the forefront.” Florian also mentioned that he enjoyed serving with Owens on the town council and felt that he was the right man for the job.
Ruth Frishman, a local attorney, added, “He has the incredible ability to see the big picture.”
Owens now is raising money for the primary, which will be held in March, and the election, which will be held in November. The candidate who gets elected will take office in January 2005.