Tuesday, June 17, 2014 —Veteran Lassen County District 2 Supervisor Jim Chapman announced last week he will not seek another term in office.
Chapman began his career as a supervisor in 1976 — 40 years ago. His only defeat at the polls as a supervisor came in his third election in 1984.
“I was four years out,” Chapman said, “but I came back and I’ve been here ever since. But in 2016 I won’t be filing as a candidate, and it seemed like this is a good opportunity to let everybody know. My decision is designed to give the next generation an opportunity to put a campaign together.”
He said his decision had nothing to do with the current debate over term limits for supervisors. According to the way that provision is written, he said he could serve another three terms if he so desired, but that is not his intention.
For the full story and other local stories, read the Tuesday, June 17, 2014 edition of the Lassen County Times.