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State releases special election information

The Senate District 1 Special Primary Election will be held Tuesday, March 26.

A vacancy occurred in California Senate District 1 last November when senator Ted Gaines was elected to the California Board of Equalization.

According to a statement from the California Secretary of State’s Office, the candidates are:

Steve Baird (Democrat, manager, broker and author from Sacramento).

Brian Dahle (Republican, farmer, businessman and assemblyman from Bieber).

Theodore Dziuba (Republican businessman from Placerville).

Rex Hime (Republican small business advocate from Sacramento).

Kevin Kiley (Republican assemblyman and small businessman from Rocklin).

Silke Pflueger (Democrat, safety advocate and businesswoman from Truckee).

Baird ran against Ted Gaines as a Republican in the 2016 District 1 senate race on a “Jefferson State platform,” according to the Lassen County State of Jefferson Facebook page.

Dahle currently serves Plumas County as the District 1 assemblyman.

If no candidate garners 50 percent plus one vote, the two who garner the most votes will advance to a June 4 runoff.

The district includes all or parts of Lassen, Nevada, Alpine, El Dorado, Modoc, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, Shasta, Sierra and Siskiyou counties.

Ballots will be mailed during the week of Feb. 25, according to Plumas County Clerk Kathy Williams.

The deadline to register to vote in this election is Monday, March 11.

Ballots must be postmarked by March 26 and received in the elections office by March 29 for those that are mailed. Those that are hand delivered must be walked into the office or placed in the ballot box outside the front of the courthouse by 8 p.m. on March 26.

For more information, call 283-6256.

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