My name is Jeff Hemphill. I am currently Lassen County’s District 3 Supervisor. I am seeking a third term to fill out my obligations to the county I made eight years ago, knowing I could only run for three terms.
I am a third-generation rancher near Janesville. My wife Nancy and I are proud of our daughter Abbie. I have been involved in my community my whole life. Growing up, I belonged to 4-H for 10 years achieving the rank of All Star. After graduating from Lassen High School and Lassen Community College I went to work on the family ranch.
I entered local politics when I was appointed to Fair Advisory Board by then supervisor Brian Dahle. The highlight of that tenure was bringing big name entertainment to Lassen County Fair. I served on the Janesville Fire District Board later on. I was elected as the youngest president of the local Elks Lodge. I spent six years on the Lassen Community College Board and served as president of the board for a few years.
The last seven years has been challenging along with rewarding. I am proud of the accomplishments that I have helped the board of supervisors achieve and looking forward to finishing a short list of things that will make the county a better place in the next four years and for years to come. As we move forward, Lassen County is quickly becoming a bedroom community for Reno to the south. Our Highway 395 will be receiving much needed improvements. A safer route for our citizens to get their healthcare and whatever else we desire from the big city is my number one priority.
High speed internet is also a key to our economic development. I am working with PSREC to make sure we are on the fast track for that.
Holding government agencies in check, is a big part of being a local county supervisor. I continue to monitor and communicate with staff and administration at our state prisons, especially the California Correctional Center. The effect of any closure will have an immense and damaging impact on Lassen County as a whole. The economic engine of the Lassen County Fairgrounds was restarted by the board of supervisors when we acquired a new manager. Our town and community is reaping the benefits of her being hired to make Susanville a destination for tourism and regional events that the whole family can enjoy.
Being a supervisor goes beyond your personal agenda or wants. I came into office with no axe to grind and remain that way today. I have the maturity and wisdom to make the hard decisions that make real changes in our area. We have been on the same road for the last 30 years, and I have been instrumental in taking a new route for a better community and place where we are not exporting our children and citizens.
Being the District 3 Supervisor in Lassen County for the last seven years has been an honor and a pleasure. I would love to serve out my last term, and your vote for Jeff Hemphill can make that happen. I would greatly appreciate your support again.
Tom Neely did not respond to the Lassen News request to submit a candidate’s statement.