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Local elections beginning to take shape

The Nov. 3 election of new officials is shaping up throughout Colusa County.

Three seats are up for grabs on the Colusa City Council, which will have an extended filing period to Aug. 12 due to incumbent Dave Markss giving up his seat to seek election to the Colusa County Board of Supervisors.

As of Monday, only incumbent Colusa Councilman Greg Ponciano had officially filed for election, although incumbent Brent Nobles has taken out papers and indicated publicly that he would seek reelection.

Daniel Vaca and Ryan Codorniz are also considering a run for a seat on the Colusa City Council and have taken but had not yet returned papers as of Friday.

City Treasurer Robin Rach and City Clerk Shelly Kittle have also filed to keep their seats.

In Williams, two seats are open on the City Council.

Incumbents John Troughton and Roberto Mendoza have filed to seek reelection, but will be challenged by at least one newcomer, Don Parsons, Colusa County Veterans Service Officer.

As of Friday, seats were also open for the Board of Education, local school districts, and a variety of other special districts.

Christy Edwards, a longtime member of the Maxwell Unified School District, has filed for the Trustee Area 4 seat on the Board of Education. Incumbents Brenda Miller and Barry Morrell have also filed to retain their seats in Areas 1 and 2.

Williams Unified has four newcomers filing for the three open 4-year seats, Former Mayor Pat Ash, Kathleen Baustista, and Cesar Perez, Ed Davis filing for a two-year seat. Only incumbent Kelly Haywood has filed for one of three open seats on the Maxwell Unified board. Incumbents Mike Phenocie and Kelly Griffih Garcia

The filing period for the Nov. 3 election closes Friday, Aug. 7 in races in which the incumbents have filed. If an incumbent does not file for any seat, then the filing period will remain open until Aug. 12, election officials said. â– 

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