CATTPAC INTERVIEWING CANDIDATES TO PREPARE FOR THE MARCH 3 ELECTION - Contact CATTPAC now if you would like to be involved in the endorsement process!
The CATTPAC Board of Directors has selected two California races for CATTPAC participation prior to the March 3 primary election: Nevada County District 5 Supervisor and Placer County District 5 Supervisor.
CATTPAC board members will be creating questions to use in candidate interviews, with the interviews scheduled for the end of January and first week of February. Once candidate interviews are done, the CATTPAC Board will use the answers and relevant research to decide whether a CATTPAC endorsement is justified.
Any CATT member who is interested in the questions or interview/endorsement process should contact CATTPAC Chairman Mitch Clarin (530.308.9124 or Mitch@mitchclarin.com) or CATTPAC Administrator Pat Davison (530.550.9999 or email@example.com).
For more information about the CATTPAC interviews or March 2020 election, please contact CATTPAC Administrator Pat Davison at 530.550.9999 or firstname.lastname@example.org
From the Placer County Elections office –
CA VOTERS SHOULD CHECK THEIR VOTER REGISTRATION
Voters in Placer County may need to re-register their preferred party status ahead of the March 3 Presidential Primary Election.
According to Placer County Registrar of Voters Ryan Ronco, voter’s political party preference may have inadvertently changed to “No Party Preference” as a result of automatic voter registration through the Department of Motor Vehicles.
“With automatic voter registration we’ve noticed anyone who’s interacted with the Department of Motor Vehicles since April of last year has the potential of having their party preference moved into a ‘No Party Preference’ status,” said Ronco. “We want people to vote the party preference of their choice. We’re not going to deny anybody.”
The Placer County Elections Office has received inquiries from thousands of community members who noticed that their party preference had been altered.
Voters with a "No Party Preference" status will receive primary election ballots that do not include candidates for President.
Those who believe that they may have been impacted are encouraged to re-register to vote to make sure that their records are updated before the March primary.
Voters wishing to check their registration status may do so online at voterstatus.sos.ca.gov.
Re-registration may be completed online at registertovote.ca.gov.
Regular registration for the March primary ends Feb. 18. After that, voters may register or re-register at the Placer County Elections Office and cast a Conditional Voter Registration provisional ballot. Registering prior to the deadline is strongly encouraged to ensure that you receive complete voting materials.
For more information, contact the Placer County Elections Office at 530-886-5650, or visit placerelections.com. Voters may also visit the California Secretary of State’s website for further information on No Party Preference voting at howtovoteforpresident.sos.ca.gov.
CATTPAC NOTE – If you are a California resident but have not registered to vote in CA, do that today! Go to registertovote.ca.gov
MEET YOUR CATTPAC BOARD - MICK HORN
Forty-two years ago, Mick Horn arrived on the Tahoe scene “just to ski” and found a job working as a laborer to support the habit. Mick says, “It wasn’t long before I fell in love with the building industry and chose it for my career, got married and had two wonderful kids and I’ve never looked back.”
“I enjoy working within CATTPAC to help better the lives of our members. Working alongside my fellow board members is truly a pleasure as they are some of the finest professionals in our industry.
Mick believes that CATTPAC is a great asset to CATT and the community through its constant involvement with various races, measures and issues. CATTPAC is always making sure CATT, its members and the community’s concerns and needs are brought to the attention of the decision makers. “My goal as part of the CATTPAC is to ensure our members continue to be well represented in local, state and federal issues.”
The Michael Horn Company has been contracting in California and Nevada since 1993 and serves the Truckee and North Lake Tahoe areas. Mick says, "We take great pride in constructing quality homes, remodels and additions taking a 'no call backs' approach to our work."
You can reach Mick at 530.546.7865 or email@example.com
MEET YOUR CATTPAC BOARD – NATE FARNELL
Originally from rural Michigan, Nate is the oldest of four children and grew up in a blue-collar family and community where he excelled at sports and hung out with the nerd crowd. Nate moved from college in Indiana to Grass Valley, CA where he met his wife Danielle. Together, they moved to Truckee in 2003, purchasing their first home in 2005. Nate and Danielle have four kids. The oldest is 9 and the youngest is 3. Nate spends most of his time either being all-things-dad or working in the office where he is the Independent Branch Leader for the Charles Schwab branch in Truckee.
Nate has a B.A. in finance. In the investment world, he holds the Series 7, 9, 10, and 66 licenses and the California Life, Health, and Disability insurance license. In his free time, he enjoys all things outdoors, snowmobiling, history, rec league basketball, strong coffee, and working on his home and yard.
Nate recently joined the CATTPAC stating, “I am in CATTPAC to serve our membership base in the vetting and endorsement process of political candidates and political issues that economically benefit the local construction industry.
“CATTPAC is the political voice of our local construction industry. The PAC was one of the main reasons CATT was originally formed. Contractors, Subs, and Suppliers needed a collective voice at TRPA meetings, County meetings, and other public agency meetings to share their voice. Our membership base needs to be in-the-know on political issues that affect their livelihood and thus their families. As new building and development requirements continue to be proposed, who voices the opinion of the local construction industry? When new or higher permit fees are proposed without concern, who speaks up? CATTPAC does. When public policy dictates price increases in construction, CATTPAC makes its base aware.”
Charles Schwab & Co, Inc. was established in 1971. Our founder’s philosophy is simple: “Be engaged, ask questions, and own your tomorrow.” The Truckee branch was established in 2017. The Truckee branch serves many clients nationwide, but was established to offer better service to the geographic areas in California from Meeks Bay north to Alturas.
You can contact Nate at 530.559.7317 or firstname.lastname@example.org
***My personal views may not reflect the views of Charles Schwab & Co., Inc and its associates. They are solely mine at a personal level. This is not investment advice nor a solicitation for business. I reserve the right to personally engage in civic discussions outside of my employment.***
WHAT IS CATTPAC?
CATTPAC is an acronym for the Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe Political Action Committee. CATTPAC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization sponsored by the Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe. CATTPAC was created in 2002 to address the need for better representation of the construction industry in all levels of government. CATTPAC is a CA-registered Political Action Committee focused on candidates and ballot measures, FPPC # 1247901. CATTPAC is funded by CATT General Fund monies and member contributions.
CATTPAC Goals for 2020:
1. Refresh the website
2. Increase donations in general
3. Co-Sponsor a Candidate Forum prior to the November 2020 election
4. Continue candidate recruitment and interviews/endorsements
5. Review and modify the Interview/Endorsement SOP
6. Hire an intern for research purposes
7. Add one member to the CATTPAC Board
CATTPAC's MISSION is: The CATT Political Action Committee will raise funds and industry and public awareness in order to support political candidates, initiatives, measures, and campaigns that support the best interests of the building industry in our region.
2020 CATTPAC Board of Directors
(L to R): Jim Easterbrook, Mitch Clarin, Mike Rodarte, Mick Horn, Kristine Keck, Peter Greenberger, Joan Jones, Meghan Behm. Not pictured: Jim Porter, Nate Farnell.
Chairman: Mitch Clarin/Mitchell T. Clarin
Vice Chairman: Peter Greenberger/Pacwest Construction & Development, Inc.
Secretary-Treasurer: Mike Rodarte/TNT Materials
Meghan Behm/Sierra Crest Cabinets
Jim Easterbrook/Easterbrook Painting, Inc.
Nate Farnell/Charles Schwab
Mick Horn/The Michael Horn Co., Inc.
Joan Jones/ Jones Corda Construction, Inc.
Kristine Keck/ Truckee-Tahoe Lumber Co.
Jim Porter/Porter Simon, P.C.