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Posted: Monday, August 11, 2008 10:00 pm

The filing deadline for the Lodi and Galt city councils, local water, fire districts and community municipal advisory councils closed on Friday, however, for some districts, the filing deadline has been extended until 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The state extends the filing deadline by five calendar days in any race where the incumbent does not seek re-election.

Districts with extended deadlines

Galt Joint Union High School District (four-year term): Incumbent Norman Pearson and challengers Diann Kitamura and Connie Goethel filed. Incumbent Sue Roberts did not file. Two seats.

New Hope School District (Thornton): Incumbent Jose Luis Torres has filed for re-election, but Jim Allan did not file. Two seats.

Arcohe Union School District (Herald): Challengers James Knezovich, Michelle Neider and William Smith filed. Incumbents David Harms and William Berg aren't seeking re-election. Two seats.

San Joaquin Delta College District, Trustee Area 5 (Lodi, Galt area): Challenger Steve Castellanos filed. Incumbent Dan Parises is not running.

San Joaquin Delta College District, Trustee Area 2: Challengers Mary Ann Cox, Patrick Sanchez Motecuzoma, Thomas LaBounty, Gregory Benigno and David Rishwain filed. Incumbent Leo Burke did not file.

Woodbridge Municipal Advisory Council: Incumbent Mary Avanti; challengers Charles Stocker and Karen Soliz filed. Incumbents Garry Duncan, Ronald Rader and Tad Platt have not filed. Four seats.

Lockeford Municipal Advisory Council: Incumbents Lani Eklund and Robert Marty; challengers Joe Sublett, Jordi Domenesch and Larry Wennell. Incumbents Roy Wales and Don Litchfield have not filed. Four seats.

Thornton Municipal Advisory Council: Incumbents Cindy Chumbley and Kristine Lagoda; challenger Mike Stokes filed. Incumbent Bruno Mori didn't file. Three seats.

North San Joaquin Water Conservation District, Division 3: Challengers Bryan Pilkington has filed, and Stanley Chavez has announced that he plans to file. Incumbent Matthys Van Gaalen didn't file for re-election.

Galt Irrigation District, Division 5: Incumbent Bob Liebig didn't file for re-election. No one has filed for the seat.

Cosumnes Community Services District (fire service for Galt): Incumbent Gilbert Albiani and Douglas McElroy, and challengers Roderick Brewer, Jimmy Johnson, Michelle Orrock, Sandra Russell and Guy Rutter filed. Incumbent Gerald Derr is not seeking re-election. Three seats.

Herald Fire: Incumbent Harry Aschwanden and challengers Laurey Lorimer and Harry Campbell filed. Incumbents Chuck Berdan and Dale Decker have not filed. Three seats.

SMUD Ward 2 (includes Galt): Challengers John Buhl and Nancy Bui have filed. Incumbent Susan Patterson is not seeking re-election. One seat.

Cities, districts without extended deadlines

The following are contested elections on the November ballot in which the filing period is over because all incumbents filed for re-election:

Lodi City Council: Incumbents JoAnne Mounce and Bob Johnson; challengers Cliff DeBaugh, Kelly Bates, Roger Kahn. Two seats.

Galt City Council: Incumbents Tim Raboy and Barbara Payne; challengers Frederick Goethel, Kelly Keagy, George Romano, Richard Salton, Tom Santillan, Randy Shelton, Rodney Stanhope. Two seats.

Lodi Unified School District, Area 7: Incumbent Peter Johnson and challengers Joe Nava and William Stanley III. One seat.

Galt Joint Union High School District (two-year term): Appointed incumbent Gus Prouty and challenger Dennis Richardson. One seat.

San Joaquin Delta College District, Area 1: Incumbent Anthony Bugarin; challengers Janet Stebbins and James Grunsky. One seat.

San Joaquin Delta College District, Area 6: Incumbent Greg McCreary; challengers Teresa Brown and Carolyn Gamino. One seat.

North San Joaquin Water Conservation District, Division 2: Incumbent John Ferreira; challenger Dale Carver. One seat.

Woodbridge Sanitary District: Incumbents Harold Rohrbach and Dwight Langhoff; challengers Mary Avanti and Charles Stocker. Two seats.

Stockton East Water District, Division 1: Incumbent Westford Ray Latimer; challenger Richard Atkins.

Galt Irrigation District, Division 3: Incumbent John Mulrooney is unopposed. One seat.

Clements Fire: Incumbents Russell Cobb, William Henderson and Ray Engel; challenger Julie Bovett. Three seats.

Unopposed elections

The following districts will have unopposed elections because only the incumbents are running:

Lodi Unified School District, Area 2: Ken Davis.

Lodi Unified School District, Area 6: Harvey Bills Sr.

Oak View Union School District: Greg Rausser and Stan Seifert.

Morada Municipal Advisory Council: Danny Nunes, Kurt Cooper and Sharon Stewart.

Lockeford Community Services District: Gary Gordon and Chris Littlefield.

Woodbridge Irrigation District: Avery McQueen in Division 2; Eddie Lucchesi in Division 5.

Stockton East Water District: Alvin Cortopassi in Division 3; Melvin Panizza in Divison 4.

Galt irrigation District: John Mulrooney filed in Division 3.

Liberty Fire: William Ward and Robert Erman.

Mokelumne Fire: Mike Young and Bernie Mettler.

Woodbridge Fire: Michael Manassero and Michael Manna.

Waterloo-Morada Fire: Bill Snyder and Clayton Titus.

Contact reporter Ross Farrow at rossf@lodinews.com.

(Editor's Note: This addendum was added at 5:50 p.m. Tuesday.)

More school board candidates announced

Incumbent Norman Pearson and challengers Kathleen Amos, Diann Kitamura and Connie Goethel have filed for two four-year terms on the Galt Joint Union High School District board. The News-Sentinel inadvertently omitted Amos' name in a story on Page 3 of Tuesday's News-Sentinel. The filing deadline has been extended until 5 p.m. Wednesday because incumbent Sue Roberts is not seeking re-election.

There is also a two-year seat up for grabs, with appointed incumbent Robert "Gus" Prouty opposing Dennis Richardson.

Also omitted were candidates for the Galt Joint Union Elementary School District. Incumbents Erv Hatzenbuhler and Susan Richardson along with challengers Doug Vanderkar, Tamara Anstess and John Gordon will battle for two available seats.

First published: Tuesday, August 12, 2008

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