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June 5, 2018 — California Primary Election

Calaveras CountyCandidate for Supervisor, District 3

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Merita Callaway

Community Volunteer
1,776 votes (48.38%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • There are short-term and long-term priorities the key being the financial discipline to fund them: justice system (Sheriff, jail, District Attorney, Probation, Public Defender), Assessor, Auditor, animal service, libraries, contingencies, etc.
  • Land use is always a priority be it for an individual, developer, the future with the General Plan approval and zoning code upgrade. This is the economic engine of Calaveras.
  • The concerns and issues of the residents of District 3 are always a top priority. I am committed to working with individuals and community groups to reach goals and to collaborate on issues.



Profession:Community Volunteer
Board of Supervisors, Calaveras County — Elected position (1993–2014)
Owner, The Villa - owned two times (1978–1997)
Mother Lode Manager, Pacific Gas & Electric (1975–1993)


University of San Francisco (current)
University of San Francisco Secondary Teaching Credential, History (1970)
Umiversity of San Francisco Bachelor of Science;, Social Science (1967)
University of San Francisco Bachelor of Science, Social Science (1967)

Community Activities

Charter Board Member, Ebbetts Pass National Scenic Byway (2004–current)
Advisory Board, Calaveras Big Trees Associaiton (2016–current)
Board Member, Calaveras Community Foundation (2016–current)
Board Member, Calaveras Winegrape Alliance (2017–current)

Who supports this candidate?

Individuals (1)

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Political Beliefs

Position Papers

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Financial Leadership

Land Use Leadership

Community Engagement


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