Election filing period opens; who will file?
The filing period opened Monday and runs through Aug. 10.
Colusa Mayor Pat Landreth has taken out candidacy papers for the November election, but said this week he has not made a full commitment to running, yet.
He is, he said, giving it serious consideration.
Landreth is one of five people to take out papers, but the only incumbent. Three seats are open on the Colusa City Council.
The other incumbents, Kay Hosmer and Kirk Kelleher, have indicated they intend to run.
Also taking out papers were Marilyn Acree, Christopher Fantl, Greg Ponciano and Russell Sistrunk.
It shapes up to be the most watched of the elections in the county, in which there are 39 seats up for consideration in the cities, and various school and special districts.
In addition to the local contests, there are two Assembly races impacting the county, a state Senate seat up for grabs, US Senate and US Congressional offices, and a number of state ballot measures.
Williams also has a critical ballot item, Measure G, which would extend a half-cent sales tax that will otherwise sunset at the end of March.
The tax, which would be made permanent if passed, represents about $410,000 to the city's general fund each year.
The filing period opened Monday and closes Aug. 10. If no incumbent for a particular seat files, then the filing period is extended through Aug. 15, the county Elections Office reported.
Garr Rourke and his wife, Rita Rourke, each took out candidacy papers for the Colusa treasurer position, and while she had not taken out papers yet, City Clerk Shelly Kittle said Thursday she intends to run, again.
The incumbents in Williams — Mayor John Troughton Jr. and Councilman Don Barker — have filed their nomination papers, as have Chuck Bergson, who in addition to his job as city administrator also serves as the elected city clerk, and Treasurer Sally Barker.
Terry Bressler has filed his nomination papers for re-election to the Colusa Unified School District board of trustees. There are three seats open.
Also filing papers have been Colusa County Resource Conservation District incumbents Gil Ramos, Kimberly Gallagher, Jay Dee Garr and Elizabeth Nall.
Mike Bredt has taken out nomination papers for Trustee Area No. 7 of the Yuba Community College District. That seat is actually in Lake County.