The names are filed and the field is set for the June 5 primary election in Colusa County.
For one office – that of District 1 Colusa County Supervisor – last day to file came this past Wednesday. That will be the seat to watch in the upcoming election. Merced Corona and Johannes B. Lauwerijssen both filed well before the deadline. Each is vying to replace Kim Dolbow-Vann, who chose not to seek reelection after being appointed by the Trump Administration to serve as the State Director for USDA Rural Development in California. Two other candidates – James W. Watts and Jacob J. Uhlenkott, – took out ‘signature in-lieu of filing fee’ forms but ultimately did not file.
For the rest of the county offices up for election, the filing deadline came and went on March 9. In each of those races, the incumbents were the only candidates to file, including District 5 Supervisor (Denise Jennings Carter), Assessor (Arnold “Arnie Gross, Jr.), Auditor-Controller (Peggy Hickel Scroggins), Clerk-Recorder (Rose Gallo-Vasquez), District Attorney (Matthew Beauchamp), Sheriff-Coroner (Joe Garofalo), Treasurer-Tax Collector (Daniel A. Charter), Superintendent of Schools (Michael P. West), and Judge of the Superior Court (Elizabeth Ufkes Olivera).