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County Candidates File for 2014 Primary Election

Editors Note: This article was updated from its print version.

Candidate’s looking to get their name on the Colusa County June primary ballot, began filing on Mon-day, February 10th for one of the nine available positions.

As expected, incumbent Kim Dolbow Vann is seeking a consecutive third term as the District 1 Supervisor. Vann was first elected as the District 1 Supervisor for Colusa County back in 2006, becoming the first, youngest women to be elected as a Supervisor in California’s history. She currently running unopposed.

Incumbent, Denise J. Carter is seeking her second full term as the District 5 Supervisor. Carter was appointed supervisor to the district in November 2008 by Governor Schwarzenegger, she was reelected in 2010. She currently running unopposed.

Andrea Correa and Arnold Gross Jr. are seeking to fill the Position as County Assessor. Wayne Zoller, the current elected County Assessor sought retirement earlier this year – the position is currently filled by Interim Assessor, Chuck Niepoth.

Incumbent, Peggy Hickel-Scroggins is currently seeking a consecutive fourth term as the County Audi-tor and Controller. Hickel-Scroggins was originally elected in 2002. She currently running unopposed.

Rose Gallo-Vasquez and Amy Rennick-Gwinnup are seeking to fill the position as County Clerk-Recorder. Current elected Clerk-Recorder, Kathleen Moran will not be seeking reelection for this position.

Incumbent John R. Poyner is currently seeking his eight consecutive term as Colusa County District Attorney. Poyner was elected June 3, 1986 to serve as the District Attorney; however his predecessor, Jerre Box, resigned and Poyner took office on June 17, 1986. He currently is running unopposed.

Incumbent Daniel A. Charter is currently seeking his eight consecutive term as Colusa County Treasurer and Tax Collector for the County. First elected in 1986, he was one of four candidates who sought the office after the retirement of Miles Spann. He currently is running unopposed.

Mike West and Theresa Weber Hawk are seeking to fill the position as county Superintendent of Schools. Incumbent Superintendent of Schools, Kay Spurgeon has not filed for reelection at the time of press.

After serving three consecutive terms, Colusa County Sheriff, Scott Marshall has chosen not to seek reelection. Two candidates are seeking to fill the position: Joe Garofalo, a sergeant with the Colusa County Sheriff’s Office, and Gary Teragawa, a retired California Highway Patrol Commander, both have over twenty years of law enforcement experience.

Each of the above offices have a term of four years, starting

The filing deadline for the upcoming June 3rd primary election will close at the end of the business day on March 7, 2014. Interested parties seeking one of the offices, must file necessary paperwork and be eligible by the closing date.

The 2014, Primary Election will be held on June 3rd, 2014 with polls opening at 7:00 a.m. and will close at 8:00 p.m.; to find information about your polling place, visit williamspioneer.com and click on ‘Election Information’. To be eligible to vote for the June 3rd primary, voters must be registered by May 19th.

To stay updated with the candidates and the upcoming June 3rd Primary Election, visit williamspioneer.com and click on ‘Election Information’ – we look forward to keeping you informed during this year’s election.

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