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Filing Period Opens July 14 for November General Election

Preparations are underway for the November 4, 2014 General Election. The filing period for all offices opens Monday July 14 and runs through Friday August 8. If an incumbent officeholder does not file, that deadline is

extended to non-incumbents only until Wednesday August 13.

Following is a list of the offices set for election and incumbents:

The City of Colusa has two Council seats up, currently held by Donna Critchfield and Tom Reische.

The Williams City Council has three seats to be filled, held by Alfred Sellers, Jr., Angie Plachek-Fulcher, and Pat Ash.

The County Board of Education has seats up in Trustee Areas 3, 4 and 5. Incumbents are Paul Timothy Wright, Randall W. Roberts, and David Scroggins.

Colusa Unified School District has two Trustee seats up. Incumbents are Donald Bransford and Charles Yerxa.

Maxwell Unified School District has four Trustee positions. Three full term seats (4 yrs.) held by Brett Perry, Janice Reed, and DJ Mathis. One short term seat (2 yrs.) held by Diana Kemp Azevedo.

Pierce Joint Unified School District will vote on two Trustee seats. Amy Charter, and John R. Friel, Sr., incumbents.

Princeton Joint Unified School District has three Trustee seats up for election, currently held by Cathy Withrow, Victoria Reamer and Donald Perez.

Stonycreek Joint Unified School District will have two positions up. One in the Elk Creek Trustee Area, held by Adrienne C. Haylor, and one in the Stonyford Trustee Area, held by Sandra Corbin.

Williams Unified School District will elect three Trustees. Two full term seats (4 yrs.) held by Andi Goforth Armstrong, and Marcy Parsons. One short term seat (2 yrs.) held by Donald Povlsen.

The Arbuckle-College City Fire Protection District has two seats up. Michael F. Doherty and David M. Burgess, incumbents.

The Colusa County Resource Conservation District has three seats up. Incumbents are Robert Alvernaz, Tom Hickok, and Ben Felt.

The Maxwell Public Utility District has three seats up. Two full term seats (4 yrs.) held by Barbara Barrett and David Carvahlo, Jr. One short term seat (2 yrs.) held by Tom Detlefsen.

There are no filing fees for any of these offices. The cost to file an optional Candidate’s Statement of Qualifications is based on the number of voters in the district and is refundable if the seat does not go to election. In general, the qualifications for all of the offices require the candidate to be a registered voter and reside in the jurisdiction or district they are running in.

Candidates for City Council obtain and file nomination papers at the City Hall. In order to qualify, candidates must obtain a minimum of 20, but no more than 30 signatures from voters within their cities.

Prospective candidates for all other offices obtain and file nomination papers with the County Clerk at 546 Jay Street, Suite 200, Colusa. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. A calendar with the filing deadlines can be found at www.countyofcolusa.org/elections . For additional information contact the Elections Office at 458-0500.

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