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ELECTION 2016: North Tahoe Public Utility District

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ELECTED: Sarah Coolidge (659 votes)
ELECTED: Phil Thompson (499 votes)
ELECTED: Tim Ferrell (494 votes)
John Bergmann (484 votes)

Big advocates of citizens expressing their right to vote, Moonshine Ink chose to bring the local elections of 2016 to our readers in new media fashion. We filmed 60-second spots from every candidate in a contested Tahoe/Truckee race, with the exception of those candidates who chose not to participate. Candidates were allowed to use the 60 seconds however they chose — but they had to stick to the time. Below, we highlight a statement from each film spot that stood out to our team. Check out the full videos and be sure to share them as well.

John Bergman — incumbent

“With the completion of the new ropes course and the dog park, and with over $350,000 in grant-funded capital improvements now underway at the regional park we are experiencing a recreational renaissance. My mission, if re-elected, is to solve its upper-end deficit.”

Sarah Coolidge

“I’m running because I care deeply about the future of our community and I want to collaborate with all of our local interest groups to find sustainable solutions for the issues we face. I’m also running because I believe in the power of fresh eyes and a new perspective.”

Phil Thompson — incumbent

“I bring to the board my construction experience and have saved the district hundreds of thousands of dollars on construction of our new office building alone. I question how every dollar is spent.”

Chose not to participate:
Tim Ferrell — incumbent

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November 8, 2018