The first political debate took place at the Nevada County Fairgrounds Wednesday evening. The event hosted by the Nevada County Tea Party included Supervisor District 3 Candidates Terry Lamphier and Dan Miller. District Four candidates included Hank Weston, Fran Cole, and Jedediah Biagi. According to facilitator Fran Freedle the event drew a good crowd.
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Candidates responded to questions about where they stood on a Marijuana Ordinance, local taxes and fees, property owner rights, federal and state funding, fighting for rural counties in Sacramento, and making Nevada County more business friendly.
The format included a three minute opening statement from each candidate, two minutes to respond to each question, and then a three minute closing statement.
The Tea Party is holding two more debates for other electoral races in March and April.