Bridgeport resident Jan Huggans has stated she is officially in the running for the District 4 Supervisor seat in Mono County. Huggans’ entry into the race now makes it three candidates who are vying for the seat, which will be vacated by current Supervisor Tim Hansen in January in the wake of being redistricted out of running.
Huggans will face off against previous District 4 candidate Tim Fesko, who ran in 2010, and previous Interim Supervisor Bob Peters, who was picked to fill the seat following the sudden death of late Supervisor Bill Reid.
Huggans, who has been out gathering signatures, said she planned to run in the last election, but primary timing and family matters got in the way. A life-long north county resident, her family has old roots. “My dad was from Bridgeport, and my grandmother was born in Bodie,” Huggans said. And it’s not her first run for the seat, either. She lost by only a handful of votes in 2004 to the late John Cecil, who won the election, but died just two years later. That led to Reid stepping in and taking over for him on the dais.
A rental property manager, she served on the Mono County Planning Commission for one term. At present she serves on the Bridgeport Public Utilities District Board, and is a member of the Bridgeport Regional Planning Advisory Committee, Bridgeport Ranchers Association and the Bi-State Sage Grouse Local Area Conservation Planning Group.
“As [District 4 Supervisor], I will bring my common sense and professionalism to the job, while remembering I’m there to serve you,” Huggans pledged. Is she ready for the competition? “Yes,” she responded. “I’m pretty optimistic, too. It’s an exciting time for Mono County, with the potential for three new people on the Board of Supervisors.” Seats in Districts 2 and 3 are also up for election this coming June.