Candidate pool shallow for fall | SierraSun.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Candidate pool shallow for fall

Katherine Morris

Prospective candidates for the Nov. 5 General Election had until last night at 5 p.m. to register with either Nevada or Placer County.

The original deadline was last Friday, Aug. 9, however, with numerous incumbents choosing not to seek re-election, many districts were given an extending filing period.

As of Wednesday afternoon, the following candidates had filed:

Truckee Town Council: 3 seats open, four-year terms

– Filed: Incumbents Don McCormack and Ted Owens. Ken Rieders, Julie Cooley-Rieders, Steve McKann and Craig Threshie.

Donner Summit Public Utility District: two seats open, four-year terms

– Filed: Incumbents Julie Davies and Carl Middleton.

– As both incumbents were the only ones to file, there will be no race.

Tahoe Forest Hospital District: three seats open, four-year terms

– Filed: Incumbents Rob Eskridge and Lee B. Auckenthaler. John Falk, Michael Lipe and Laurence Long also filed.

Truckee-Donner Public Utility District: two seats open, four-year terms

– Filed: Incumbents Ron Hemig and Patricia Sutton.

– As both incumbents were the only ones to file, there will be no race.

Truckee-Donner Recreation and Park District: three seats open, four-year terms

– Filed: Incumbents Kevin McCall, H. Peter Werbel and Geoff Stephens.

– As all three incumbents were the only ones to file, there will be no race.

Truckee Sanitary District: three seats open, four-year term

– Filed: Incumbents Ronald Sweet, Jerry Gilmore and Michael F. Sullivan. Stephanie Atwood has also filed.

Truckee Tahoe Airport District: two seats open, four-year terms

– Filed: Michael Lipe, Michael Golden (Truckee) and Stephen Swigard.

Truckee Fire District: four seats open, 3 four-year terms and 1 two-year term

– Filed: (Four-year) Incumbents Joseph Straub, Jerry Goulding and Gary A. Waters. Earnest Alioto has also filed. (Two-year) Incumbent Michael Mohr.

– As incumbent Mohr was the only candidate to file for the two-year term, there will be no race.

Tahoe Truckee Unified School District: three seats open, four-year terms

– Filed: (Area 1) Incumbent Patricia Gibbons-Johnson. Joseph Ferrerra and Sonya Retzlaff also filed. (Area 4) Incumbent Mel Cone. (Area 5) Incumbent Cindy Gustafson. Michael Lipe and John Walsh also filed.

– As incumbent Cone was the only candidate to file for Area 4, there will be no race for that area.

For more election information, contact the Nevada County Elections Office at (530) 265-1298 or the Placer County Elections Office at (530) 886-5650.


Support Local Journalism

 

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and beyond make the Sierra Sun's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.

For tax deductible donations, click here.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User