Plenty of seats still open for filing period
With one week left in the filing period, Colusa County's November ballot is still looking a little bare.
Thirty-nine seats are up for election on Nov. 6, and as of Friday afternoon, only 15 incumbents have filed their papers.
There are some challengers who have thrown their hats in the ring, including three for three open seats on the Colusa City Council.
Only Councilman Kirk Kelleher has filed for re-election. Councilwoman Kay Hosmer, who has said she will be seeking another four-year term, and Mayor Pat Landreth, who has taken out papers, have not filed.
Marilyn Acree, Chris Fantl and Greg Ponciano each has filed their papers, the Colusa County elections office reported.
Rita Rourke has filed papers for the Colusa treasurer's position. Her husband and incumbent, Gar Rourke, has not filed.
Neither city clerk, Shelly Ki tle in Colusa and Chuck Bergson in Williams, have officially filed. Both have taken out papers.
Williams Mayor John Troughton Jr. has filed for another four years, as has Councilman Don Barker and Treasurer Sally Barker.
There are no official challengers in the city races, but Bryan Shults and Kent Boes each pulled papers.
A race has shaped up for the Stonyford Area seat of the Stonycreek Joint Unified School District board. Incumbent Diana Corkill is being challenged by Anita McCabe.
Debbie Charter has filed for re-election on the Pierce Joint Unified School District board, and Lance Glasscow, an incumbent with the Princeton Joint Unified School District, also filed.
Incumbents Nadine High, with Pierce, and Cindy Campbell, with Princeton, has filed previously.
Xavier Tafoya filed for re-election for Trustee Area 6 on the Yuba Community College District board. Mark Bredt and Richard "Doc" Savarese had previously filed for Trustee Area 7, a post currently held by Ben Pearson, who has not yet filed.
Clarke Ornbaun and Charles Manhart, two of the three incumbents on the Arbuckle College City Fire District Board, filed their papers this week, as did challenger Charles Grimmer.
The third incumbent, Robin Lohman, has not filed.
Terry Bressler was one of the first to file for re-election.
He sits on the Colusa Unified School District board of trustees. Two incumbents, Lincoln Forry and Cindy Steidlmayer, have not filed.
Gil Ramos, Kimberly Gallagher, Jay Dee Garr and Elizabeth Nall are seeking re-election to the Colusa County Resource Conservation District.
There have been no filings for one open seat on the Colusa County Board of Education, two posts with the Maxwell Unified School District, or three open seats with Williams Unified School District. No candidates have emerged for the Maxwell Public Utility District either, the county elections office reports.
The last day to file is Aug. 10. The filing period would be extended to Aug. 15 if an incumbent for a particular post does not file.