Election: Candidate Filing Deadline Passes, Many Races Extended to Wednesday

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With the Contra Costa County Elections filing deadline on Friday at 5:00 pm, some races are set for November showdowns. Many other races, more than 40, have filing dates that been extended to Wednesday August 15 due to incumbents not seeking reelection.

The following list show candidates who have qualified and focus on East Contra Costa. Some races that have had filing deadlines extended include the Brentwood City Council, Pittsburg City Council, Antioch Unified School District.

The East Contra Costa Fire Protection, who were holding their first election, had five candidates file and will not have an election.

Ambrose Recreation & Park

  1. Lupe Garcia – Q
  2. Trina Hudson – Q
  3. Mae Torlakson – Q

Antioch City Council (2 seats for 2 years)

  1. Nora Foster – Q
  2. Rodney Mcclelland – Q
  3. Joy Motts – Q
  4. Lori Ogorchock – Q
  5. Caroleve Prudence Capelle – Q
  6. Tony Tiscareno – Q

Antioch Unified School District (2 seats)

  1. Candida Gonzalez-Amigo – Q
  2. James Davis
  3. Elizabeth Householder – Q
  4. Shagoofa Khan – Q
  5. Clyde Lewis – Q
  6. Janice E Lipnisky – Q
  7. Mary Rocha – Q

BART (San Francisco Bay Area Transit, District 2)

  1. Mark Foley – Q
  2. Joel Keller – Q

Bethel Island Municipal Improvement

  1. Frederick C Bonilla – Q
  2. Dean Moreland – Q
  3. Bruce Smith – Q

Brentwood City Council

  1. Joel Bryant – Q
  2. John Fink – Q
  3. Michael “Mike” Jones – Q
  4. Johnny Rodriguez – Q
  5. Olga Vidriales – Q

Brentwood Union School

  1. Scott Dudek – Q
  2. Emil Geddes – Q
  3. Steve Gursky – Q
  4. Thuy Dao Jensen – Q
  5. Anthony Penso – Q

Byron-Bethany Irrigation, Division 1

  1. Larry Enos – Q
  2. Milan “Pete” Petrovich – Q

Byron-Bethany Irrigation, Division 1

  1. Timothy Maggiore – Q

Byron Sanitary

  1. Daniel Kelley – Q
  2. Daniel Kelley – Q

Byron Union School

  1. Robert Carlstorn
  2. Joshua McMurray – Q
  3. Eva Pahl – Q
  4. Melissa Ortiz – Q

Central Contra Costa Sanitary

  1. Stephen Maris – Q
  2. Michael McGill – Q
  3. David Williams – Q

Contra Costa Board of Education – Area 2

  1. Sarah Butler -Q
  2. Diddo Clark – Q
  3. Christine Deane

Contra Costa Board of Education – Area 4

  1. John Crowder – Q
  2. Michael Maxwell – Q

Contra Costa County Board of Education – District 5

  1. Jeff Belle – Q
  2. Annette Lewis – Q
  3. Walter Ruehlig – Q
  4. Debra Vinson – Q

Contra Costa Community College – Ward 1

  1. John E. Marquez -Q

Contra Costa Community College – Ward 3

  1. Rebecca Barrett – Q
  2. Murray Bishop – Q
  3. Michael Menesini – Q
  4. Joe Munoz – Q

Contra Costa Community College – Ward 4

  1. Newell Arnerich
  2. Jian Li – Q
  3. Harleston Abram Wilson – Q

Contra Costa Water District, Division 1

  1. Lisa Borba – Q

Contra Costa Water District, Division 2

  1. John A Burgh – Q

Diablo Water

  1. Enrico Cinquini – Q
  2. Kenneth Crockett – Q
  3. Howard Hobbs – Q
  4. Paul Segar – Q

Discovery Bay Community Services District

  1. Kevin Graves – Q
  2. Bryon Gutow – Q
  3. Robert Leete – Q
  4. Brian Roger Lax, Jr – Q

East Bay Regional Park District – Ward 6 (no race)

  1. Beverly Lane (I)

East Bay Regional Park District – Ward 7 (no race)

  1. Colin Coffey (I)

East Contra Costa Fire Protection District (no race)

  1. Brian Oftedal – Q
  2. Adam Langro – Q
  3. Carrie Nash – Q
  4. Stephen Smith – Q
  5. Joseph Young – Q

Ironhouse Sanitary District (no race)

  1. Chris Lauritzen – Q
  2. Susan Morgan – Q

Knightsen School

  1. Robin Pastor – Q
  2. Liesel Williams – Q

Knightsen Town Community Services

  1. Tricia Bello-Kunkel – Q
  2. Linda Matteri – Q
  3. Sandra Maxfield – Q
  4. Alvin Simas – Q
  5. Gilbert Somerhalder – Q

Liberty Union High

  1. Pauline Allred – Q
  2. Roy Ghiggeri – Q
  3. Brian Roger Lax Jr – Q
  4. Lisa Moniz
  5. Erick Stonebarger – Q

Mt. Diablo Unified School

  1. Cherise Khaund – Q
  2. Debra Mason – Q
  3. Linda Mayo – Q

Oakley City Council

  1. Michael Dupray – Q
  2. Sue Higgins – Q
  3. Randy Pope – Q

Oakley Union Elementary

  1. Kim Beede – Q
  2. Erica Ippolito – Q
  3. Mark Jordan – Q

Pittsburg City Council

  1. Marilyn Craft – Q
  2. Wolfgang Croskey – Q
  3. Durie Foster, Jr. – Q
  4. Mark Gargalikis – Q
  5. Mark William Linde
  6. Shanelle Scales-Preston
  7. Holland Barret White – Q

Pittsburg Unified School District (No election)

  1. Joseph Arenivar – Q
  2. Duane Smith – Q
  3. De’Shawn Woolridge – Q

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3 COMMENTS

  1. I am not impressed with the list for Antioch city Council or Antioch School District.

  2. Not another term of Joel Keller for the useless BART Board. Anyone who had anything to do with e-BART should not be re-elected.

    • Thank you for your comments. Since opening day, there have been 455,374 total trips on BART to Antioch (eBART), with a daily average of 6,074. The East County leadership could have held out for classic BART like the leadership in Livermore Valley has chosen to do. The $1.600,000,000, 5.1 mile proposed Dublin/Pleasanton extension to Isabel has a certified EIR, but not a preferred alternative. The currently available funds are about $500,000,000 to $600,000,000. It is currently estimated that once all of the environmental work (NEPA) is complete, an alternative selected and and the financial shortfall of about $1,000,000,000 is identified, the soonest the commuters on the 580 corridor can expect relief is 2026. The $520 million BART to Antioch extension was funded with the participation of the Contra Costa Transportation Authority ($140 million in sales tax), state Bay Bridge toll funds ($111.5 million) and nearly $160 million from two regional measures. Kudos to all those who helped expedite the BART to Antioch extension.

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