With the deadline to file, local ballots are starting to fill up. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells us who has filed so far for Yucca Valley Council, Hi-Desert Water, Copper Mountain College, HDMC, and Mojave Water Agency….
The filing period for local elections closes Friday. So far, five candidates have filed papers with the Registrar of Voters for three seats on the Yucca Valley Town Council: Bob Leone, Merl Abel, Charles McHenry, Ron Cohen, and Lori Herbel. At least one other resident has said they planned to run, but has not officially filed the paperwork yet. For the Hi-Desert Water District, four candidates have filed for three seats up for election: Sheldon Hough, Roger Mayes, Gina Orban, and Margo Sturges. Incumbents Liz Meyer and Eva Kinsman have both filed for re-election to the Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees. Jim Ventura, the incumbent director for the Mojave Water Agency, is the sole candidate on the ballot for that agency. The Hi-Desert Medical Center has two seats up for election, but as of Tuesday, no one has filed to be on the ballot. If an incumbent doesn’t file for re-election, the deadline for filing will be extended to August 14.