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Pato becomes an official write-in

John Pato
District 1
Official Write-in Candidate

Editor’s note: The candidates for supervisor representing Districts 1, 2 and 4, were introduced in last week’s newspaper. After that portion of the paper was ready for the press, John Pato became an official write-in candidate for District 1. The following is his introduction.

Name: John Pato

Age: 57 years old


I have worked for Graeagle Land & Water for 27 years and  have run the Graeagle Chevron for the last 20 years.

How long have you lived or had ties to Plumas County?

I have lived in Portola for 35 years. My dad started bringing our family up here in camping trips in the early 70’s to Lake Davis. I fell in love with this area at first sight.When I was given the chance to move here in 1985, I jumped on it and never had any regrets.

What prompted you to run for county supervisor?

I was asked if I was interested in running for county supervisor when Mr. Sanchez retired early. I had thought about this adventure before but wasn’t sure if I was ready. I started going to as many supervisor meetings as I could to learn how the process works. After going to meetings and talking to the other supervisors, I knew this was something I can do for the people of District 1 and would love the chance to do it.

What do you consider to be the two most substantive issues facing Plumas County and how would you address them?

While sitting in on supervisor meetings and walking around talking to people, it seems like everybody is concerned about homeowners insurance and with good reason. The rates have jumped to astronomical amounts. Homeowners are worried about how they are going to pay for a $5,000 a year increase. The whole LAFCO issue is something that definitely needs to be looked into. As supervisor, I will look into all of these issues and whatever other issues are brought to my attention.

What statement would you like to make to Plumas County voters?

I feel very fortunate to live in Plumas County. I met my wife, Kellie, while working at Leonard’s Market 33 plus years ago. We have been married for 31 years. We have raised our four children here, and now they are raising our 4 grandchildren here. I would love to see our great-grandchildren raised here as well. If elected supervisor, I will do my very best, to the best of my ability, to serve the people of Plumas County District 1. Please remember, I am not a politician, I am a concerned citizen of Plumas County and want what’s best for everyone in our beautiful mountain county.

Please consider writing my name on your ballot for Supervisor District 1.

Thank you.

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