The four-week nomination period for this November’s local elections came to a close Friday, Aug. 7 for the Galt City Clerk and City Treasurer offices, as well as the Galt Joint Union High School District, Herald Fire Protection District, Cosumnes Community Services District and Oak View Elementary School District. However, the nomination period is extended until the end of this week for Galt City Council, Galt Joint Union Elementary School and Arcohe School districts. Due to lack of opposition, some boards have already been finalized, and candidates in those races will “walk in” to those positions.
Extended nomination period
Two seats are up for grabs on the Galt City Council. Neither incumbent, Councilmembers Paige Lampson nor Curt Campion, filed their intent to seek reelection. Their time to file has ended, which extends the nomination period for others until Wednesday, Aug. 12.
As of press time, Galt residents Jay Vandenburg, Kami Martin, Keith Jones, Randy Morton and Kevin Papineau had completed the entire nomination process. Any additional potential candidates have until Thursday to complete their intent to run for one of the two open seats.
Potential Galt City Council candidates may pick up their paperwork from Galt City Hall at 380 Civic Drive.
Galt Joint Union Elementary School District has two seats up for this election. Neither incumbent Matthew Felix nor John Gordon chose to seek reelection. As of press time, only resident Traci Skinner has filed to vie for a seat. Potential board members have until today, Aug. 12 to complete paperwork to become a candidate for this board.
Only Arcohe board incumbent Michele Neider filed her intent to seek reelection. Incumbent Scott Smith did not file his intent to continue on the board, opening the nomination window until Wednesday for other potential candidates.
Nomination forms for Sacramento County residents running for office in the November elections may obtain and file the paperwork at the county’s Voter Registration and Elections Office at 7000 65th St., Suite A, in south Sacramento.
Galt Joint Union High School District’s two incumbents have filed to retain their seats. Incumbents Terry Parker and Dan Denier have completed their filing process. Challenger Pat Maple has also completed his intent to run for a seat. Since both incumbents successfully filed to run for reelection, the nomination period has closed.
Officially the three candidates will vie for the two open seats in the November election.
Both the city treasurer and city clerk seats were up for election this year. Presently both incumbents, Shaun Farrell and Tina Hubert, respectively, were the only individuals to file their intent to run. With no contenders, both Farrell and Hubert will retain their seats.
This year marks the first time that “by-district” elections would have been held for the Cosumnes Community Services District (CSD) board, which governs the Cosumnes Fire Department and Elk Grove’s parks and recreation system. However, no additional residents chose to seek candidacy by the end of the nomination period.
With no contenders, all three incumbents, Gil Albiani (who represents the Galt area), Jim Luttrell and Orlando Fuentes will begin a new four-year term at the end of the year.
Appointed Arcohe Elementary School trustee Mike Dieter has completed his nomination paperwork to retain his seat on that school board. Dieter’s seat is a short-term position and therefore was treated as a separate race from the rest of the Arcohe board. Since no one ran against him for the short-term position, Dieter will retain that seat and will not need to campaign for his position.
A similar story for Oak View Elementary Board of Trustee incumbents Tammi Van Houten and Ann Ullrich, who were the only candidates to file for those two seats. Van Houten and Ullrich will serve another four-year term.
Herald Fire Protection District, where four seats were up for grabs, was finalized on Friday, Aug. 7. Only the incumbents filed paperwork for their seats. Incumbents Lindsey Liebig, Heidi Braziel, Dennis Johnson and George Obi will retain their seats on the fire board.