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Election 2020: Filing period closes for some local offices

The filing period for the Nov. 3 general election closed on Friday for some local offices, while races in which an incumbent did not file will stay open through 5 PM today.

The filing period has closed for all Colusa County Board of Education seats with Brenda Miller for Trustee Area 1 and Richard “Barry” Morrell for Trustee Area 2. Trustee area 4 has closed with Cristy Edwards challenging incumbent Lynn Burnham.

The filing deadline has also closed for Colusa Unified School District Board of Trustees with incumbents Kelli Griffith-Garcia, Michael Phenicie, and Melissa Yerxa Ortiz all seeking reelection, joined on the ballot by Erin Steidlmayer, who is also seeking a 4-year term.

Maxwell Unified School District voters will see the names of incumbent school board members. Kelly Haywood and Jason Bowen are seeking election to 4-year terms, and incumbent Diana Kemp Azevedo, seeking election to a 2-year term. The filing period will remain open to 5 PM today as two of the incumbents are seeking election to seats with different term limits than the seats they currently hold.

Also in Maxwell, there are two 4-year terms available on the Maxwell Public Utility District, with only incumbent Carmen J. Parra filing for reelection as of Monday. The filing period is extended through today.

There are three 4-year terms open on the Maxwell Park and Recreation District (one seat that has been vacant for four years) and one 2-year term. Incumbent Kyle Miller has filed to retain his 4-year term and incumbent Sharol Kuska is seeking reelection on her 2-year term. They will be joined by newcomer Becky K. Azevedo, who is running for a 4-year term. The filing period closes at 5 PM today.

Maxwell Fire Protection District has three 4-year seats open with no incumbents filing as of Monday. The filing period is also extended until 5 PM today.

In Williams, the filing period will remain open until 5 PM today for a seat on the Williams Unified School District Board of Trustees, due to incumbents George Simmons and Yareli Mora not seeking reelection. The race is shaping up to be contested. Appointed incumbent Alejandra Lopez, who is seeking to retain her seat on the school board for another four years, will be joined by Kathleen Bautista, Patricia Ash, and Cesar Perez on the ballot. Ed Davis is  the only candidate for the 2-year term, which has no incumbent.

The filing period is also still open until 5 PM today for one 4-year seat on the Stony Creek Joint Unified School District. No incumbent has filed.

The Princeton Joint Unified School District filing period has closed with incumbents Lance Glassgow and Debra Wills seeking reelection to their seats.

The filing period will remain open until 5 PM on the Pierce Joint Unified School District, due to incumbent Nadine High not seeking reelection. The school board race for three 4-year terms is shaping up with incumbents Abel Gomes and George Green seeking reelection. They will be joined on the ballot by John Friel Sr., Scott Arens, and Matthew Wilkerson.

The filing period for the Arbuckle College City Fire Protection has closed with incumbents Charles Manhart, Charles Grimmer, and Clarke Ornbaun seeking reelection.

The filing deadline was extended to 5 PM today for one 2-year term on the Cortina Community Services District. Newcomer Kimberly J. Valles is seeking election to the seat. No incumbent has filed. The filing period closed Friday for Cortina’s two 4-year terms, with incumbent Rod Bradford and newcomer Maria Dolores Gomez on the ballot.

Yuba College Trustee Susan Alves filed reelection as trustee for Area 6. Newcomer Williams Roderick has filed for Area 7.

As of Monday, Colusa City Council incumbents Greg Ponciano and Councilman Brent Nobles are seeking reelection to their seats. They will be joined on the ballot by Daniel Vaca, Ryan Codorniz, Denise Conrado and Matthew Reische.

City Treasurer Robin Rauch will be joined on the ballot by Devin Kelley; and City Clerk Shelly Kittle has filed to keep her seat. The filing has been extended to 5 PM today, due to incumbent Dave Markss not seeking reelection.

In Williams, the filing period closed Friday for the two seats open on the City Council. Incumbents John Troughton and Roberto Mendoza have filed to seek reelection, and will be joined on the ballot by Don Parsons.

The 2020 Presidential Election will be held Nov. 3.

Susan Meeker
Susan Meeker
Susan Meeker is the Editor and Reporter for the Pioneer Review. She started her position with the Pioneer Review in January 2017 as the Advertising Manager. Susan specializes in local crime, government reporting. She also loves covering the various topics and events in our county. You can send her a message at susan@colusacountynews.net

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