New District 2 supervisor? Kevin Goss runs unopposed, so farAlicia Knadler
Young family man Kevin Goss just may be the new District 2 supervisor in Plumas County.
No one else filed to run for the seat currently held by Robert Meacher, so Goss’s name will appear on the election ballot along with a write-in space, as required by law, according to County Registrar Kathy Williams.
Born in Oceanside in 1970, Goss was barely school age when his parents fell in love with the Plumas County area on a camping trip.
They settled first at the old Hideaway Village Motel.
Goss and his sister, Shelly, both grew up in Indian Valley and graduated from Greenville High School.
At home in the North Arm of Indian Valley, Plumas County Supervisor District 2 candidate Kevin Goss lives with his wife, Shalyn, and children Carson, 5, and Madeline, 8. Photo courtesy Goss family
Goss went on to study at Fullerton and Butte junior colleges as well as Cal Poly.
His major courses of study back then were related to agriculture, his main interest at the time.
He missed his home in the mountains of Plumas County, though, and decided to return and go to work for his dad, Greenville pharmacist Bill Goss.
He studied and earned his pharmacy technician license and can now fill and label those bottles in five minutes or less, as some needy souls can attest.
He also climbs ladders to replace ballasts, helps those in search of natural remedies and performs a host of other duties in the shop.
In the community, Goss is president of the Taylorsville Community Grange, and is on three boards of directors: the Indian Valley Health Care District, Indian Valley Ambulance Service Authority and Local Agency Formation Commission.
At home in the North Arm of Indian Valley, Goss lives with his wife, Shalyn, and children Madeline, 8, and Carson, 5.
His daughter is saving her money up for a horse and is eager to join 4-H next year, and his son loves all things to do with football and cars, including NASCAR races.
They enjoy participating in local events, most recently the Firemen’s Ball.
Goss was first introduced to politics as a high school student when he was chosen as the American Legion Post 568 representative to Boys State.
His interest remained, and since settling down, he has become increasingly involved in public service.
Updated technology infrastructure is needed in order to attract newer and younger families to Plumas County, Goss said.
He’s happy to know work is progressing with the fiber optics line installed by Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative.
So far it’s made it as far as Feather River College, and Goss hopes expansion continues so there is a connection all the way around to Susanville in order to make a full loop.
The thought of budget issues brought a groan, and Goss said those issues need to be taken as they come.
It’s tough to see two years down the road, he said.
Health care is another issue of interest to Goss, and he hopes someday to see all the districts on one page so they can save money and offer more specialties.
The education system is also important to Goss and his family.
“We don’t really have jurisdiction over that,” he said. “But I would like to help fight to keep K-12 education in each community.”
Goss keeps a Facebook presence and has created a website in order to make himself more accessible.
Otherwise, those who wish to contact him may call his cellphone at 816-1020, or send an email message to him at firstname.lastname@example.org.