Hilary Hodge: Grass Valley City Council Member – elect

We set out on this journey more than year ago with an entirely different race.  People told me over and over that I was “too young,” that I needed “more experience,” that I should wait my turn.

I knew that I was qualified. I knew that I was the right voice at the right time. I knew that I would work for my community.

After our race for Nevada County Supervisor and our narrow defeat, I decided to persist. With encouragement from my friends and family and from you, I threw my hat in the race for Grass Valley City Council.

As of last night, we were leading with the most votes.  This afternoon, my friend Bob Branstrom called to concede, guaranteeing my spot on Grass Valley’s City Council.

I cannot thank this community enough for your commitment to our message and for your continued support.  I would like to invite all of you to my swearing-in on Tuesday, December 11th at 7pm at Grass Valley City Hall on E. Main Street in Grass Valley, CA.

Please stay tuned for information about an appreciation party! It’s in the works!

Again, thank you.

With deepest gratitude,
Hilary Hodge Grass Valley City Councilwoman-elect

Hilary Hodge To Run For Grass Valley City Council

Grass Valley resident Hilary Hodge, who just completed a race for Nevada County Supervisor and missed her election bid by less than 1 point, has announced her intention to run for Grass Valley City Council. Hodge has completed and submitted the appropriate paperwork to form a campaign committee and enter the race.

“My resolve to serve and to work for the people of Grass Valley has never been stronger,” says Hilary Hodge. “My bid for Nevada County District 3 Supervisor gave me the opportunity to talk with our community in a deep and meaningful way. The people of Grass Valley are ready for innovative ideas and new opportunities and I am ready to lead for the people of Grass Valley.”

Hodge, a first-time candidate in the Supervisor’s race narrowly missed beating long-time incumbent Dan Miller.  “It’s clear to me that there is momentum for new leadership at all levels of government,” notes Hodge. “I’m ready to take what I learned on the campaign trail for Supervisor and move forward for my city.”  The City of Grass Valley lies entirely within the boundary of Supervisory District 3.

Hodge will still need to pull the appropriate paperwork from the City of Grass Valley and submit valid signatures by the filing date.