Two board of supervisor positions are up for election June 5. Two people have confirmed their intention to run for District 3 and District 5. District 3 incumbent Sherrie Thrall has confirmed her intention to run again, and newcomer Margaret “Mimi” Garner will be running for the District 5 position.
Thrall is a Lake Almanor resident and is running for a fourth supervisorial term. She has been in the position for 11 years. She said her goals, if reelected, are to work on balancing the budget, continue to engage with the citizens of Plumas County, and see to the completion of projects that she has started in her years in office.
Garner is an active community member in Eastern Plumas County. She will be vying for the District 5 supervisor position, currently filled by Jeff Engel. At this time, Engel has not confirmed whether he will run again.
Garner came to Plumas County in 1995 to develop the Gold Mountain housing development and the Nakoma resort and golf course. She is a real estate broker and the chair of the Eastern Plumas Recreation District. She said she has been focusing on government and learning about community services districts through her time on the recreation district board.
Her priorities for her district and the county include focusing on small business development and building on the county’s recreation in order to promote tourism.
The deadline to declare intention for candidacy is March 9. Anyone interested in running for the two district supervisor positions, or any elected official position, can contact County Clerk-Recorder Kathy Williams at 283-6255.