Our elected officials need to reside in Lassen County
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 — Despite the clear and unambiguous requirement in state law that elected officials must reside in the district they represent, the residency of some elected officials draws questions and raises concerns from county and city residents from time to time.
During the past 15 years the residency of elected officials on the Susanville City Council, the Lassen County Board of Supervisors and the Lassen Municipal Utility District has been questioned. None of those officials has ever been charged with a crime — until now.
Earlier this month Lassen County District Attorney Stacey Montgomery announced she has charged Daniel Schlueter, Lassen County’s Assessor, with six felonies — five felony counts of perjury and one felony count of voter registration fraud — regarding his residency in the county and thus his qualification to hold elected office.