People interested in running for a variety of local offices may begin the formal filing process Monday, July 13.
Residents may receive their paperwork for seats on boards, including the Galt City Council, school boards, and the Cosumnes Community Service District (CSD), starting on July 13.
The nomination period in Galt closes on Aug. 6. However, if an incumbent in that race doesn’t file the paperwork by then, all candidates except for that incumbent will have until Aug. 12 to submit the required papers with signatures.
There are two seats opening on Galt City Council with Councilwoman Paige Lampson wrapping up her first four-year term and Councilman Curt Campion finishing his second term on the dais.
Potential council candidates may pick up their paperwork from Galt City Hall at 380 Civic Drive.
There are also two four-year seats open on the Galt Joint Union High School District Board.
Board President Dan Denier and Trustee Terry Parker-Owning were elected in 2016, and each could run for another four-year term. Denier is finishing his first term, while Parker-Owning is finishing her second consecutive four-year term.
In the Galt Joint Union Elementary School District, trustee John Gordon and Matthew Felix are up for re-election. Both were elected in 2016 by default, as no one else ran for a seat. Felix is finishing his first full four-year term, after being appointed earlier in 2016 to fill a board vacancy created when then Trustee Matt Giblin moved out of the area. Gordon is completing his third four-year term.
There have not been competing candidates for the elementary district for 10 years, four election cycles, due to lack of interested candidates. Each seated trustee has gone uncontested since the 2010 election when five candidates ran for that board.
The Arcohe Elementary School District has two seats open this year. Michelle Nieder and Scott Smith have run unopposed since their election in 2008.
Ann Ullrich and Tammy Van Houten are eligible to rerun for a seat on the Oak View Elementary District. And Jose Torres may rerun for the New Hope Elementary School District board.
CSD, which provides fire prevention services in Galt, will test out its new voting by district structure this election cycle. This 2020 election marks the debut of the “by-district” election system, where voters will only choose among candidates running in their local voting district. Directors were previously elected by all voters across the CSD’s 157-square-mile service area.
For the first time, each board member will represent a voting district instead of the CSD’s entire service area. Galt resides in voting District 1 and its seat is up for grabs this year. Current District 1 Director Gil Albiani is eligible to seek re-election.
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.
Residents in Acampo and Thornton may receive and file their paperwork at the San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters Office at 44 N. San Joaquin St., Suite 350, in Stockton.