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Election 2010: Today is final day to file for state, local races

Greyson Howard and Jason ShuehSierra Sun

TRUCKEE/TAHOE, Calif. andamp;#8212; Friday is the last day for candidate filing for the November election andamp;#8212; although if not enough file for open seats, an extension could push some of those races to Wednesday, Aug. 11.While many districts didnandamp;#8217;t have enough candidates at the beginning of the week, submissions have been pouring in andamp;#8212; in some cases with more candidates than open seats, setting the stage for a few races in the fall. But as of Thursday afternoon, there were still some races that would automatically go to the incumbents, and some districts without enough interest to fill the soon-to-be open positions.Truckee Town Council is officially a race for November, with all three incumbents andamp;#8212; Mark Brown, Richard Anderson and Carolyn Wallace Dee, joined by challenger Carl Jeffries.Another race has developed at the Truckee Fire Protection District Board, with incumbents Joseph Straub and Ben Malone challenged by Victor Hernandez, Paul Wilford, James Herzman and Gerald Herrick for three open seats.At the Truckee Donner Public Utility District, Ron Hemig and Tony Laliotis are running for their two seats, challenged by former town council member Josh Susman.In the Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park District, three of four incumbents andamp;#8212; Kevin Murphy, Peter Werbel and John Monson andamp;#8212; have filed, with Richard Valentine looking for the fourth seat.All three incumbents are filed for the Truckee Sanitary District andamp;#8212; Ronald Sweet, Jerry Gilmore and Mike Sullivan andamp;#8212; while only one person has filed for the two seats on the Donner Summit Public Utility District andamp;#8212; Philip Gamick.The four seats on the Tahoe Forest Hospital District has four candidates with three incumbents andamp;#8212; Roger Kahn, Ken Cutler and Lawrence Long, joined by newcomer John Mohun.At the North Tahoe Fire Protection District, two candidates have expressed interest andamp;#8212; Donald Hale has filed for the District 4 seat, and Russell Potts has been issued paperwork for the District 2 position.Still, no candidates have filed for the seats of Sandy Korth and Bill Quesnel on the Truckee Tahoe Airport Board.Likewise in Placer County, no candidates have filed for any of the seats available at the North Tahoe Public Utility District or the Tahoe City Public Utility District.However, candidates and incumbents have expressed interest, according to Placer County officials. With the NTPUD, Phil Thompson has been issued filing paperwork, along with incumbent Susan Daniels, who could both compete for the district’s seat No. 3. Tahoe Vista resident and current president Sherman Lewis has also been issued paperwork for seat No. 4.At TCPUD, incumbent Louis Reinkens, of Homewood, has been issued paperwork to keep his area 4 position, and current president and area 1 board member Daniel Wilkins, of Homewood, also will re-file. No candidates were filed as of Thursday afternoon for the Northstar Community Services District, but three people had pulled papers, and two have filed for the Sierra Lakes County Water District andamp;#8212; Bill Oudegeest and Ulrich Luscher, with papers pulled by Richard Mead and Thomas Burns.