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Town of TruckeeCandidate for Council Member

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Richard Ludke

Forest Safety Officer
2,516 votes (13.38%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • A place we can afford to live and make Truckee home.
  • Creating a Fire Safe Community with affordable housing, reliable and efficient transportation, accessible parking and strong year around business/workforce.
  • Proper, non-sprawling, contingency applications to grow while continuing our standard of living which either brought us here and or keeps us here.



Profession:US Forest Service; Tahoe National Forest
Forest Safety and Occupational Officer, US Forest Service (2002–current)


San Francisco State University; Santa Rosa Jr College; Sierra Nevada College BA in Liberal Studies; AA in Fire Science; K-9 teaching credential (1992)

Community Activities

Big Brother, Big Brothers and Sisters Organization (2013–current)



As a graduate from San Francisco State University in liberal studies along with an AA degree in fire science and a K-9 teaching credential I feel comfortable as a qualified candidate to be one of your town council members.  I care for our land, social economy and children so we can expect and enjoy a safe, comfortable life in our spectacular town.


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Political Philosophy


I am a permanent resident and home owner in our beautiful city of Truckee.  I enjoy many of the outdoor activities the area has to offer and hope to continue to enjoy them.  As most, growth can be a difficult and sometime problematic obstacle we all have to contend too.   Yet growth is inevitable due to our beautiful and strategic location.  I understand the importance of doing things right in relation to the environment as it relates to air, water and land pollutions.  It also effects congestion, health and safety and quality of life. But planning with proper contingency applications we can grow while continuing our standard of living which either brought us here and or keeps us here. 


I respectfully ask for your support and thank those of you who cast your vote for me.  A vote for me is a vote for a better City council in keeping your needs met.


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