There are going to be some hotly contested races across the county in the November midterm election. In addition to Measure B, the cannabis initiative, local health care and education districts are on the ballot.
Some slates of candidates are finalized, but others won’t be decided until 5 p.m. today. That’s because when an incumbent doesn’t file to retain his or her seat on a district board, then the filing period is extended for five calendar days.
The deadline to file was Friday, Aug. 10, at 5 p.m. and there were four candidates in the county clerk’s office in the minutes leading up to that deadline filing their papers.
Following are the local districts that are scheduled to elect positions in November.
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, but Kathy Price has not, so the filing period is extended until today at 5 p.m. Andrew Ryback, Marty Walters and Jeff Wallace have filed to run for a position on the board. 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 healthcare 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, but the filing deadline has been extended because James Meyers, the incumbent in Trustee Area 1, is not seeking another term. Trent Saxton has filed to represent that area on the board.
Incumbent Bill Elliott is unopposed in his bid to represent Trustee Area 2 for another term.
In Trustee Area 4, Margaret Garcia is challenging incumbent Guy McNett.
Plumas Unified School District
Incumbents Leslie Edlund, Dwight Pierson and Traci Holt have filed to retain their seats and are not being challenged.