Hammond challenges Hanson in recall vote
July 2, 2013 — South County businessman Tom Hammond will run in the Special Recall Election for the District 5 supervisor’s seat held by Jack Hanson for Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. Hammond will be Hanson’s only opponent.
District 5 voters will first answer the yes or no question — “Shall Jack Hanson be recalled (removed) from the office of County Board of Supervisors, Fifth District?”
If the majority of voters respond yes, the top vote getter will succeed Hanson. If the majority of voters respond no, Hanson will retain his seat.
Statement of qualifications
According to his statement of qualifications filed with his nomination papers, Hammond, 58, is a businessman and entrepreneur who owns and operates “one of the most visible and successful business in the fifth district, the Mark.”
Hammond wrote he has lived in Lassen County since 1984 and his 39 years in the grocery business give him “a unique insight to the best interests of the local community.”
Hammond wrote he would like to “reinvest into the community that has been so good to me. My investment will be time and effort, and I promise I will be available to all the people of the fifth district.”
Hammond has been a member of the Plumas Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative Board of Directors since 1996 and a Lassen Community College trustee for the past three years.
“I believe my first-hand knowledge of the region’s cultural nature allows me to readily assess the needs of the people in the fifth district,” Hammond wrote.
He owns both The Mark and the Gas House Deli as well as real estate valued at more than $1 million.
According to Bustamante, the following timeline applies:
•The write-in candidate period is from July 15 through Aug. 27.
•Vote by Mail ballots will be mailed the week of Aug. 12.
•The last day to register to vote for this election is Aug. 26.
•Polling locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, Sept. 10.
More information can be obtained from the county clerk’s office in the Historic Courthouse, located at 220 S. Lassen St. Suite 5, in Susanville, or by calling 251-8217.
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