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April 11, 2018 – The Nevada County Democrats will hold their Second Annual Blues Party and Fundraiser Saturday April 21 at the Nevada County Elks Lodge, with festivities starting at 5:00 p.m. California State Controller Betty Yee will be the featured speaker.

Yee, a San Francisco native and product of the public schools system, grew up in a non-English speaking home. She went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from the University of California and master’s degree in public administration. She worked as Deputy Director of the Budget for Governor Gray Davis, won a seat on the state Board of Equalization and, in 2014, was elected Controller, the state’s chief financial officer.

The evening will start with appetizers and blues music by Bob Mora and the 3rd Degree band. During the first hour, attendees will get to meet and greet candidates running for office in the June primary, bid in a silent live auction and view the delicious desserts being offered during the Dessert Dash, a friendly bidding competition in which the wining table will get its choice of dessert. A full dinner will be served at 6:00 pm, followed by Ms. Yee’s keynote speech. Music and dancing will continue until the event concludes around 10:00 pm.

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Proceeds from the fundraiser will go towards supporting Democratic candidates for local office and defraying the high cost of renting a visible office space during election season.

Tickets are $60 per person and may be purchased on the Act Blue website https://secure.actblue.com/donate/WAVE2018#rl1

Or by mailing a check to Nevada County Democrats, 15320 Wolf Ridge Court, Grass Valley, CA 95949.

Tickets are limited and will not be sold after April 14, so those interested are encouraged to make their purchase as soon as possible. The Elks Lodge is located at 518 Highway 49, in Nevada City.