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2016 Election Candidates Watch

With 75 days left in the 2016 General Election and Candidate filings closed, the Colusa County Clerk and Record has released the final candidate’s list for several elected positions throughout the county.

Running for the three seats available on the Arbuckle-College City Fire Protection District are incumbents Charles Manhart, Clarke Ornbaun, and Charles Grimmer.

With one seat available on the Colusa County Board of Education, Trustee Area 1, incumbent Brenda Miller has filed to re-seat position. Additionally, the Colusa County Board of Education, Trustee Area 2, Richard Barry Morrell is seeking to re-seat the position as well. Morrell was previously appointed to the Trustee Area 2 seat.

All incumbents have filed and are seeking to re-seat four positions on the Colusa County Resource Conservation District; those incumbents include Kimberly Gallagher, Elizabeth Louise Nall, Jay Dee Garr, and Gil Ramos.

With three seats available on the Colusa Unified School District, incumbent Kelli Griffith-Garcia has filed as well as community members Michael Phenicie and Melissa Yerxa Ortiz.

Only one incumbent has filled to re-seat one of the three available positions on the Maxwell Public Utility District. Two seats remain unfilled.

Incumbents Kelly Wells Haywood, and Diana Kemp Azevedo have filed to re-seat the Maxwell Unified School District. Two positions were available.

The Pierce Joint Unified School District had three seats available and incumbents Nadine Marie High and Abel Gomez seek to re-seat the openings, as well as a community member, George W. Green.

Three incumbents will be vying for the two seats available on the Princeton Unified School District; the incumbents are Lance Glassgow, Cynthia Ann Campbell, and Debbie Wells. Community member Jesus V. Campos is also seeking to fill one of the open seats.

All is well with Stonyford, as Incumbent Anita McCabe has filled to re-seat the Stony Creek Joint Unified School District, Trustee Area 4.

Incumbent Rosa E. Orozco-Lopez will vie for one of the three seats available on the Williams Unified School District as community members George Westley Simmons Jr., Yareli Mora, and Maria Belmontes Leyva seeks a place on the board.

With one seat available, Incumbent Xavier Tafoya will attempt to re-seat the Yuba Community College District, Trustee Area 6; and incumbent Richard ‘Doc’ Savarese seeks to re-seat the opening on, Trustee Area 7.

City of Colusa

Four are vying a seat with the Colusa City Council. With three seats available, Incumbents Kirk Kelleher and Greg Ponciano have filled. Community members Dave Markss and Walt Sweeney have also filed.

Colusa City Clerk incumbent, Shelly Kittle has filed for the available position; as well as Colusa City Treasurer, incumbent, Robin Rauch has filed.

City of Williams

With two seats available on the Williams City Council, incumbent John J. Troughton Jr., has filed as well as community member Roberto Mendoza. No individuals have filed for the Williams City Treasurer or Williams City Clerk.<

Colusa County Board of Supervisors

District 2

Appointed Incumbent John Loudon will go head-to-head against Robert Moriconi who managed to edge out Terry Bressler in the June Primary. Incumbent Loudon a retired technology enthusiast and veteran was appointed by Governor Gerry Brown in 2014 to fill a vacancy on the board. Opponent Moriconi is a small business owner and farmer.

District 3

Incumbent Mark Marshall, will go head-to-head against Kent Boes who managed to edge out Angela Plachek-Fulcher in the June Primary. Incumbent Marshall a small business owner and a retired veteran was first elected in 1999. Opponent Kent Boes is the current Manager of the Colusa County Transit Authority and business owner.

District 4

Incumbent Gary J. Evans will go head-to-head against Susan Meeker who managed to edge out Ed Lazarus during the June Primary. Incumbent Evans was first elected in 2004 and is a small business owner and an advocate for ground and surface water issues. Opponent Meeker is a retired news reporter. <

Lloyd Green Jr, Editor
Lloyd Green Jr, Editor
Lloyd Green Jr. is the Owner and Publisher of the Williams Pioneer Review. He is dedicated in publishing the news and informing the community of Colusa County. Lloyd has been with the publication since 2008, and purchased the business in 2010. Under his ownership the newspaper has grown significantly in subscriptions, publishes weekly, and obtained the title of Newspaper of General Circulation by the Superior Court of Colusa County in Sept. 2017. Lloyd is also the director of advertising, classified manager, legal notice clerk, and circulation manager. To contact Lloyd, email him at or call (530) 458-4141 ext. 100.

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