Candidates interested in running for local office during the Nov. 8, 2011 Consolidated District Election may apply during the filing period which runs now through Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, according to Lee Lundrigan, Stanislaus County Clerk Recorder and Registrar of Voters. Candidates, including incumbents, must file nomination documents during this period in order to file for office and appear on the ballot.
“We encourage citizens to learn about this applicant process and consider becoming a candidate for office,” Lundrigan said.
The updated Clerk Recorder and Registrar of Voters website will post a daily revision of the list of candidates who file their nomination documents with the County Elections official during this period. This unofficial list can be viewed at stanvote.com under ‘candidates.’
Lundrigan encourages voters interested in becoming candidates to stop by the County Clerk-Recorder/Elections Office at 1021 “I” St., Room 101, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., in downtown Modesto, or call the office at 209-525-5200, or 525-5230 for assistance in Spanish. More information is available on the Elections Office web site at: stanvote.com.
There are special qualifications for different offices. Refer to the registrar’s office for more information. The following list of offices up for election is subject to change due to unforeseen vacancies that might occur affecting the current positions. The election will include municipal elections as well as various school and special districts.
All offices are four-year terms unless otherwise indicated; short terms are for two years. Offices up for election in November 2011 in the Oakdale area are listed below. Names in parenthesis are the current seat holders who may or may not be running for re-election.
Knights Ferry School District – Two Board Members (Sherron McCarthy, Maureen McKibban).
Knights Ferry Community Service District – Two Directors (Tim McKinsey, William Telfair).
Knights Ferry Municipal Advisory Council – Three Council Members (Eric Feichter, Jeremy Page, Carla Doshas); One Council Member, Short Term (Dolleen Haskell).
Oakdale Joint Unified School District - district area shared with San Joaquin County, nominated by area, elected at large – Two Board Members: Trustee Area 1 (Mike Tozzi), Trustee Area 2 (Rick W. Jones).
Oakdale Irrigation District – Two Directors: Division 1 (Frank Clark); Division 4 (Al Bairos, Jr.)
Valley Home Joint School District – district area shared with San Joaquin County. Three Board Members: (Don Taro, Heather Duvall, Richard Garza).
Valley Home Municipal Advisory Council – Two Council Members (Glenn Burghardt, Tammie Smith); One Council Member, Short Term (Vacant).
Riverbank Unified School District – Two Board Members (John Mitchell, Pamela Floyd).