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Duarte elected to county fair board

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Directors for three openings on the Placer County Fair Board were elected Jan. 10 at the annual meeting of the Placer County Fair Association. Incumbent David Henry, Roseville, was re-elected to his position. Joining the board will be new directors Michael Duarte, of Loomis , and Ashley Robison, of Lincoln. Terms had expired for directors John Moore and Marge Day. Michael Duarte is a fourth generation grape grower with Duarte Family Vineyards and owner of Popie Wines. He is a member of the Placer County Fair and Gold Country Fair Jr. Livestock Auction committees, PlacerGROWN, and is on the board of the Placer County Wine and Grape Association. Duarte is a business owner providing technology services.