The national political stage has been at the forefront of our minds as of late, but here at Moonshine Ink we cannot overstate the importance of our local politics. There are 38 open seats on the Truckee Town Council and regional special district boards this year, ready to be filled by men and women who will be deciding the future use of your tax dollars and trajectory of the region. We gave every candidate the opportunity to hop on camera with us and use a roughly 30-second video clip to deliver their platform and message to the voters. Below are the four candidates running for North Tahoe Public Utility District; two seats are available. Click on the videos to hear the candidates’ messages.

Alex Mourelatos

“I am passionate about the quality of life experiences those who live in and visit our region enjoy. I believe rate payers deserve more value and that it is time for inclusive, collaborative NTPUD Board leadership that puts community first. Learn more about why I’m running for NTPUD Board: alex4ntpud.com.”

Lane Lewis — Incumbent

“I want to hand over to the next generation an NTPUD that is fiscally sound, with adequate reserves, facilities that are state of the art, infrastructure that has been rehabilitated, recreational amenities that are beautiful, well-maintained, and first rate.”

Pippin Mader

“As a board member I will seek community input, protect working families, and prioritize environmental concerns while preserving recreational opportunities for future generations.”

Sue Daniels — Incumbent

“I have reinstated the local recreation commission to keep local citizens involved with park decisions. I have insisted on an ad hoc committee which allowed local residents to make recommendations regarding the future of our North Tahoe Event Center operations, and I will keep our events center, beaches, boat ramps, and other park amenities open and affordable to all our residents.”