Democratic Congressional candidate Jim Reed to speak October 4

Press Release from the Nevada County Democratic Party:

“Congressional candidate Jim Reed will be addressing the First Tuesday Democrats at the Nevada City Veterans Hall on October 4 at 5:00. In 2012, he will be challenging incumbent Republican Wally Herger in the new 1st Congressional District, which includes most of Nevada County. The First Tuesday Democrats is an informal monthly meeting to which the public is invited. Refreshments will be served.

“Reed considers himself a moderate, and prides himself on mediating disputes. He will be talking about the issues, including jobs, the country’s economic situation, and our military involvements.

“Currently, Reed runs a law practice based in Fall River Mills, managing 10 employees. He holds a Master of Science in Taxation and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from UC Berkeley. He has volunteered his services for many nonprofit organizations.

“Reed gets around the huge congressional district in his Cessna 172 plane, having held his private pilot’s license for 15 years. The Reed family runs an informal animal rescue facility at their ranch.

“The state redistricting commission recently approved new political boundaries that shifted Siskiyou, Tehama, Butte, and Shasta Counties from the 2nd Congressional District into the 1st Congressional District, which extends to the Nevada and Oregon borders.

“In the 2010 election, Reed lost the congressional race by just 7 percentage points despite being vastly outspent, and this in a national race in which Republicans across the country took dozens of seats from House Democrats. Reed considers his chances in 2012 to be much better in the 1st Congressional District.”

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