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Friday deadline to file for the March Primary

Deadlines for the March Primary are fast approaching.

Those interested in running for Plumas County Supervisor to represent Districts 1, 2 or 4 have until this Friday, Dec. 6, at 5 p.m., to submit their paperwork.

Thus far there are four individuals who have taken out the papers for District 1. Dwight Ceresola, Jason Christian, John Pato and Ryan Rogers want to represent the district that includes Portola and Eastern Plumas County. The position has been vacant since Michael Sanchez resigned earlier this year for health reasons.

In addition to District 1, the electorate will be voting for representatives for Districts 2 and 4.

Incumbent Kevin Goss is seeking another term for District 2 (representing Indian Valley, the Feather River Canyon, parts of Quincy and a portion of the Highway 70 corridor to Camp Layman) and is being challenged by fellow Indian Valley resident Phil Shannon, as well as Greg Cameron who resides in Greenhorn east of Quincy.

Plumas County Sheriff Greg Hagwood, who is retiring from his current position at the end of the year, seeks to succeed Lori Simpson as supervisor in District 4, which is comprised of much of Quincy, as well as Meadow Valley and Bucks Lake. Simpson announced earlier this year that she would not seek another term.

Hagwood is the only supervisorial hopeful who has returned all of the required paperwork to run for office.

Also on the March 3 Primary ballot will be District 2 Superior Court Judge (currently held by Doug Prouty). To date, no one has taken out papers to challenge him.

Once the filing period has closed, and the candidate list is complete, this newspaper will print bios of each of the individuals seeking office as well questions and answers.

There are also state and federal offices on the ballot:

– President

– U.S. Senate

– U.S. Representative District 1

– State Senate District 1

– State Assembly District 1

Yes, Plumas County voters just elected Megan Dahle to the state assembly and her husband Brian Dahle to the state senate, but both were to finish off terms that were vacated. On March 3 they will be running for their own terms — Megan Dahle for two years and Brian Dahle for a four-year term.

Plumas County voters will participate in an all-mail ballot for the March 3 Primary. They have until Feb. 17 to register for the election.


Important dates

Dec. 6: Last day to submit declaration of candidates

Dec. 27: Last day to select or change party to vote for president

Feb. 3: Ballots mailed

Feb. 17: Close of voter registration and address correction

Feb. 18: Last day for write-in candidacy

March 3: Election Day

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