NEVADA CITY, Calif. July 16, 2017 –  On July 23, 2017 KVMR 89.5 FM and California District One Media will present “Meet the 2018 U.S. Congressional Candidates” live on the air from 4pm to 5pm in the KVMR Community Room in Nevada City.  The event will feature Congressional candidates Jessica Holcombe, Dennis Duncan, and Marty Walters.  Host, Elisa Parker will lead a roundtable discussion about these Congressional candidate’s views and plans on how to win the vast, rural population that makes up California District One.

Tickets are free but seating is limited.   The live studio audience will be invited to submit questions to the candidates to hear their plans and proposals for the future of District One in Congress.

Topics will include healthcare reform, environmental protections and deregulation, water and land rights, job growth and ‘The New Rural Economy’.

Those interested in attending the live studio audience must request free tickets in advance, and seats are extremely limited.  For free ticket information contact

KVMR, 89.5 FM in Nevada City is an award winning community radio station located in Nevada City, CA.  The broadcast can be live streamed online:

Event Host, Elisa Parker is a KVMR broadcaster and co-founder of award winning SeeJaneDo, and co-founder of Indivisible Women of Nevada County.

CA District One Media is a radio show on both KVMR, Nevada County, and KKRN FM, Redding. It also includes a podcast on Itunes, a video blog on YouTube, and on Facebook: Its focus is on California Congressional District One and its elected officials.

Additional Information

The current District One Representative in Congress is Doug LaMalfa.  The seat is up for reelection every two years, with the next election in 2018.   Mr. LaMalfa, a Republican, has been in office since 2013.

District One is California’s largest district including Butte, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, and Tehama counties plus portions of Glenn, Nevada, and Placer counties.


Jessica Holcombe

Jessica Holcombe is a business attorney in Auburn, and she represents a number of small companies and tech startups. She received her JD/MBA from UC Davis.  Jessica is the oldest of seven kids who lived most of their childhood below the poverty line. She knew that her key to opportunity and success was higher education.

She took an interest in politics in junior high, attending Board of Supervisor meetings and becoming school president. She received a scholarship and financial aid to attend Georgetown University and interned on Capitol Hill for Congresswoman Woolsey. After graduating from college, Jessica joined the U.S. Peace Corps in Russia.

Core ideals: universal healthcare, welcoming refugees; path to citizenship, affordable college education; relief from student loan debt, affordable childcare, funding clean energy. Occupation: Attorney

Dennis Duncan

Dennis Duncan was born in the small town of Nevada, Missouri. He grew up in Paradise, California. In 1982 he graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in psychology. Because his family was low income, he received financial aid to get through school. Dennis has never forgotten that and he decided that it was his responsibility to help others to try and repay the debt he feel he owes society for the incredible education he had received.

And so Dennis became a social worker. During the course of his career he has primarily worked with children, although he did spend about ten years working with the homeless population in Chico. Since 2002 he has worked in the field of Child Welfare in Glenn and Butte counties.

Core ideals: “families first”, affordable college education and student loan forgiveness, infrastructure improvement, universal healthcare. Occupation: Social worker

Marty Walters

Martha Walters (Marty) has spent 30 years working in high risk industries like hazardous waste management, military base closures, and energy production facilities, ensuring that these operations are safe for people and the environment. Now as a risk officer for a large bank, Marty works with a wide range of small and large businesses to evaluate engineering, seismic, and environmental activities as part of providing loans to the energy, healthcare, real estate, high technology, and manufacturing sectors.

Core ideals: economic growth, environmental protection in concert with infrastructure improvement, renewable energy, healthcare reform, supporting social, health, and arts programs, re-examining safety vs. freedom. Occupation: Risk officer