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Posted: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 6:00 am | Updated: 4:35 pm, Tue Jul 13, 2010.

Would you like to serve on the Lodi or Galt City Council?

Or the school board?

How about a rural fire or water district board?

Monday was the first day of filing for local offices to be decided in the November election. Anyone considering a run has until 5 p.m. Aug. 6 to file with the Registrar of Voters in San Joaquin County or Sacramento County Voter Registration and Elections.

In seats in which the incumbent is not running, the filing period will be extended for five calendar days.

These offices are in addition to San Joaquin County, state and federal races that will be on the November ballot.

Here are the local seats that are up for election in 2010:

Lodi City Council: Mayor Phil Katzakian, Council members Larry Hansen and Susan Hitchcock. Hitchcock has announced that she will not seek another term.

Galt City Council: Councilmen Darryl Clare, Andrew Meredith and Donald Haines. Clare and Meredith have announced their resignation from the council and will not run in November.

Lodi Unified School District: Bonnie Cassel, Area 1; Richard Jones, Area 3; Calvin Young, Area 4; Jeff Thompson, Area 5; Area 6 is vacant. Area 6 is a two-year term.

Galt Joint Union High School District: Art Oelsner, Dennis Richardson, Terry Parker-Owning.

Galt Joint Union Elementary School District: Donna Settles, Bob Ellis, Tina Skinner.

Oak View Union School District: Mark Huft, Carol Pehl, Jeanne Pearson.

New Hope School District: Leonard Clark, Jane Springmeyer.

Arcohe School District: Laura Mulrooney, Robert Martin, Brendan Moore.

San Joaquin Delta Community College District: Taj Khan, Area 4.

Woodbridge Municipal Advisory Council: Lita Wallach, Raymond Cuenca, Steve Newman.

Lockeford Municipal Advisory Council: Larry Wenell, Scott Baker, David McAnelly.

Morada Municipal Advisory Council: Bill Fields, Jerry Hermann, Ken Meleyco, Pat Gotelli.

Thornton Municipal Advisory Council: Robert Jones, Marlene Corbitt, Frank Yoka, one seat vacant.

Woodbridge Irrigation District: Bill Stokes, Division 1; Hank Van Exel, Division 3; William Shinn, Division 4

North San Joaquin Water Conservation District: Mark Beck, Division 1; Tom Hoffman, Division 4; Joe Mehrten, Division 5.

Lockeford Community Services District: Chris Locke, Mike Henry, Sharon Godat.

Woodbridge Sanitary District: Doug Colucci, Glenda Wall, Richard Best.

Woodbridge Rural Fire District: Tom Alexander, Loren Moore Sr., Kenneth Schmierer.

Liberty Rural Fire District: Ted Leventini Sr.

Mokelumne Rural Fire District: Sharon Godat, Jim Tamura, Mark Sperling.

Clements Rural Fire District: Glenn Thorns, Robert Buchwalter Jr.

Waterloo-Morada Rural Fire District: Randy Hamilton, Robert Byington, Ralph Lucchetti.

Cosumnes Community Services District: (Galt fire service) Keith Grueneberg, Elaine Wright.

Herald Fire Protection District: Dell Primasing, Stephen Stigelmayer.

Sacramento County Sheriff: Jim Cooper, Scott Jones.

Galt Irrigation District: Don Darr, Division 1; Mike Kenefick, Division 2; Leo Van Warmerdam, Division 4.

Contact reporter Ross Farrow at rossf@lodinews.com.


Candidate information

For Lodi City Council: Call the city clerk’s office at 333-6702 and schedule an appointment. For more information, visit www.lodi.gov/election.

For Galt City Council: Call the city clerk’s office at 366-7130.

For districts in San Joaquin County: Call 468-8945. Candidate information will be posted online beginning today at www.sjcrov.org.

For districts in Sacramento County: Call 916-875-6361 or visit www.elections.saccounty.net/CampaignServices/default.htm. Click on “Gubernatorial general election — Tuesday, November 2, 2010.”

— News-Sentinel staff.


San Joaquin County registration

Total registered: 265,013

Democratic: 113,899

Republican: 102,068

American Independent: 6,209

Green: 773

Libertarian: 963

Peace and Freedom: 631

Decline to state: 38,702

Miscellaneous: 1,768

— Source: San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters.

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