The candidate filing period for the November 8, 2011, Consolidated District Election begins on Monday, July 18, 2011. Turlock Irrigation District (TID), Turlock Unified School District (TUSD), and Chatom Union School District (CUSD) all have multiple seats to be included in the November election.
Candidates have until Friday, August 12, 2011, to file their declaration of candidacy, unless an incumbent does not file, then the filing deadline for that office will be extended to Wednesday, August 17, 2011.
TID Director seats for Division 1 (Michael Frantz of Hickman) and Division 4 (Rob Santos of Turlock) are up for election this year.
Frantz was appointed to the TID Board of Directors on November 17, 2009, after TID Director Phillip Short passed away on September 25, 2009. When Frantz was chosen for appointment in 2009, eleven people vied for the TID Director position.
Rob Santos, a local Turlock veterinarian, was elected as TID Division 4 Director in 2007 and is currently the TID Board President.
People considering filing for candidacy for the TID Board of Directors must be 18 year of age or older, be registered to vote, live within the district they will represent, and own property within that same district.
Those elected to the TID Board of Directors currently receive $1,000 per month salary and are eligible to receive the same health benefits as full time employees for the duration of their elected term.
The TID Board of Directors usually holds public meetings every Tuesday at 9am. Board Members currently attend conferences and site tours of District operations, including Don Pedro Reservoir, TID’s Tuolumne Wind Project in Klickitat County, Washington, and more.
5 TUSD Board of Trustees seats are up for election this year, the last year an at-large election will be held for TUSD Trustee positions.
The 4 four-year terms expiring are: Eileen Hamilton, Loren Holt, Frank Lima, and John Sims.
Tami Muniz’s term is also up but was appointed to the TUSD Board on February 2, 2010 as a Provisional Board Appointment to fill the vacancy left by Lori Crivelli’s resignation shortly after being elected in November 2009. The Provisional Board Appointment would run through November 2011, when the regular election process will take place.
People considering filing for candidacy for the TUSD Board of Trustees must be 18 year of age or older, be registered to vote, and live within the TUSD district they will represent.
TUSD Board Members currently do not receive any form of compensation for serving on the Board and they do not receive health benefits.
The Board meets regularly on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm. There are special Board Meetings from time-to-time.
2 CUSD Board of Trustees terms are up for election this year, current CUSD President Steve Soderstrom and Dan Costa.
People considering filing for candidacy for the CUSD Board of Trustees must be 18 year of age or older, be registered to vote, and live within the CUSD district they will represent.
CUSD Board Members currently do not receive compensation for serving on the Board but they do receive health benefits for the duration of their elected term.
The Board meets regularly on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm. There are special Board Meetings as business needs to be addressed.
According to California Education Code 35120, compensation for School Board Members is allowed and is set according to average daily attendance within the district.
Other local area elections include Denair Unified School District (2 Board Members – Day, Brown, Ellis), Keyes Union School District (2 Board Members – Marchant, Edwards), Denair Community Service District (3 Directors – McDonald, Allen, Curnow), Keyes Community Service District (2 Directors – Chadwick, Grewal and 1 Director/Short Term, Parker), Denair Municipal Advisory Council (2 Council Members – Zumstein, Findley), Keyes Municipal Advisory Council (3 Council Members – Alexander, Landers, Reed), and others.
Forms of candidacy for all School Board offices and Special District offices will be available from the Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters Office, located at 1021 I Street, Modesto, CA 95354.
For more information or to receive a Stanislaus County Candidate Guide, potential candidates may visit www.stanvote.com or call (209) 525-5200.