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Megan Dahle Wins State Assembly Seat

Just hours after winning her first major political race, Megan Dahle says she excited to get to work as Nevada County’s newest Assembly representative. The Republican defeated Democrat Elizabeth Betancourt 57 to 43 percent in the nine-county district Tuesday night. Dahle’s husband is state senator Brian Dahle, so Megan says she’s a little familiar with the territory…

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Dahle says she hopes the governor will call for a special session of the legislature to address the Public Safety Power Shutoffs, something her husband and others have been advocating, and she also wants to focus on wildfire-related issues, including the cost of homeowner’s insurance. Although Dahle’s margin of victory was decisive, she received far fewer votes than Betancourt in Nevada County, by a margin of 54 to 46 percent…

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Dahle says she will be sworn in next week (November 12), but because the legislature is not in session, she doesn’t know how and where the ceremony will be done. Dahle is filling a vacancy created when her husband was elected to the senate, and her term expires next year. Betancourt has already announced she will run again, and Dahle says she plans to file her paperwork before next month’s deadline.


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