Candidates file for November election

Three healthcare districts, one seat on the Feather River College Board of Trustees and four seats on the Portola City Council will be on the Nov. 6 ballot.

Of the four health care districts in the county, only voters in the Indian Valley district will not see candidates on their ballots. The three incumbents are not being challenged.

On the education front, the three incumbents for the Plumas Unified School District Board of Trustees are unchallenged, but voters throughout the county will select a representative to the Feather River College board.

And, in the city of Portola, 11 individuals will by vying for four seats.

Eastern Plumas Health Care District

Incumbents Gail McGrath, Harvey Edward West III and Lucy Kreth have filed to run for another term. They are being challenged by Peggy Sampson and Teresa Whitfield. The top three vote earners will be seated.

Indian Valley Health Care District

Incumbents Guy McNett, Kevin Goss and John Evans have all filed for another term on the board. There are no challengers.

Plumas District Hospital

Incumbents John Kimmel and Bill Wickman have filed for another term. They will be challenged by Andrew Ryback and Marty Walters. A third challenger, Jeff Wallace, filed, but then withdrew his papers. The top three vote earners will be elected.

Seneca Health Care District

The Seneca race is going to an election. Incumbents Dana Seandel, Richard Rydell and David Walls have filed to retain their seats on the health care board and are being challenged by William Howe, David Baker, Richard Longacre and Nancy Foote.

Feather River College

Feather River College is also going to an election for Trustee Area 4 (Indian Valley) where Margaret Garcia will challenge incumbent Guy McNett.

Incumbent Bill Elliott is unopposed in his bid to represent Trustee Area 2 for another term.

Trent Saxton is unopposed in his bid to represent Trustee Area 1.

Though candidates represent particular areas, they run at-large in the county.

Plumas Unified School District

Incumbents Leslie Edlund, Dwight Pierson and Traci Holt have filed to retain their seats and are not being challenged.

Portola City Council

There are two four-year terms and two two-year terms on the ballot.

Four individuals are vying for the two four-year terms: incumbents Phil Oels and Bill Powers, along with challengers Terri Woods and Casey Williams.

Seven individuals are vying for a two-year term. The top two vote earners will fill the positions. The candidates are: Pat Morton (the current mayor who is currently serving a four-year term), along with Larry Douglas, BJ Pearson, Kim Scott, Timothy Kreth, Stan Peiler and Max Bradshaw.