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ELECTION 2016: Squaw Valley Public Services District, 4-year term

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UPDATED Nov 10: Semi-final results are in!

ELECTED: Eric Poulsen (131 votes)
ELECTED: Carl Gustafson (96 votes)
ELECTED: Fred Ilfeld (94 votes)
John Wilcox (85 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.

Carl Gustafson — incumbent

I have been a full-time Squaw Valley resident since 1963 … my focus as a Squaw Valley board member will be to ensure the current residents have a safe, adequate supply of water.”

Fred Ilfeld

Having led Olympic Valley’s incorporation efforts, I’ve studied firsthand our finances, our valley’s natural and human resources, and our relationship with Placer County.”

John Wilcox — incumbent

“Prior to moving to Squaw Valley I was a founder and CEO of a successful business in Silicon Valley. I have a degree in chemical engineering and an MBA from Stanford University. In Squaw Valley, contrary to adverse publicity, there is adequate water for anyone who’s there now, and foreseen development.”

Chose not to participate:

Eric Poulsen — incumbent



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