Election 2010: One more files for Tahoe Truckee school district board
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif.andamp;#8212; Some area election races still are in need of candidates to file by Wednesday’s extended andamp;#8212; and final andamp;#8212; deadline.There are now two people who have filed for empty Tahoe Truckee Unified School District seats; on Tuesday, Kim Szczurek filed for the Area 1 seat, currently held by Pat Gibbons-Johnson. On Friday, Dianna Driller, a North Tahoe High School parent and president of the school’s parent organization, filed for Bev Ducey’s Area 5 seat. Ducey and Gibbons-Johnson have announced they will not run again.Area 4, held by Trustee Lisa Mohun, still has no candidates filed as of Tuesday afternoon. Mohun also will not re-run, due to relocation out of her area boundaries.Should no candidates file by end of day Wednesday, Superintendent Steve Jennings said the remaining position would have to be appointed by the current board.
In Truckee, the town council has four candidates for three seats andamp;#8212; three incumbents in Mark Brown, Richard Anderson and Carolyn Wallace Dee, and challenger Carl Thomas Jeffries.The Truckee Fire Protection District Board’s filing period is extended through Wednesday, with incumbents Joe Straub and Ben Malone joined by Victor Hernandez, James Herzman, Paul Wilford and Gerald Herrick andamp;#8212; all after three seats.Also open for filing through Wednesday is the Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park District, though it already has seven candidates for four seats andamp;#8212; incumbents Kevin Murphy, Peter Werbel and appointee John Monson along with Richard Valentine, Ann Folsom, Brent Ferrara and Cindy Smith.Filing closes Wednesday for the Tahoe Forest Hospital District, with Roger Kahn, Robert Hartsfield, Ken Cutler and Lawrence Long filing for three four-year seats, and John Mohun filed for the one two-year seat.The Truckee Donner Public Utility District race closed for filing Friday, with incumbents Ron Hemig and Tony Laliotis joined by Dan Warren, Josh Susman and Sarah Allen.No incumbents and three challengers are after the two seats on the Truckee Tahoe Airport Board andamp;#8212; Ernest Alioto, Desmond Elder and Robert Cohune. Filing closes Wednesday.There will be a race for the North Tahoe Public Utilities District’s Seat 3, as incumbent Sue Daniels will be challenged by Phil Thompson.At the Tahoe City Public Utility District, incumbent Dan Wilkins, the board’s president, filed for his seat 1 position, while Lou Reinkens filed for his seat 2 position. Without other candidates, both incumbents will be unchallenged for their seats in November.At the North Tahoe Fire Protection District, incumbent Donald Hale filed for his District 4 position and will be uncontested.Finally, at the Sierra Lakes County Water District, Thomas Burns, Bill Oudegeest and Ulrich Luscher have all filed for the district’s director position.With no candidates contesting the Truckee Sanitary District, incumbents Ronald Sweet, Jerry Gilmore and Mike Sullivan will roll into the next four years on that board.
There are still a few positions still awaiting Wednesday’s final curtain call.The North Tahoe Fire Protection District’s seat 2, currently held by board member Russ Potts, has yet to be filed for; however, Potts has been issued candidate filing papers.The North Tahoe Public Utility District’s seat 1 is yet to be filed; however, incumbent and board President Sherman Lewis has also been issued filing papers.At the Northstar Community Services District, three candidates have been issued filing papers, yet none have filed for the position.
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