Sutter County   

With primary season well behind us, and some county-level races decided and others headed for run-offs, it’s now time for all those other candidates to sign up – council members, trustees, etc.

The nomination period for open Yuba City City Council seats isn’t for another two weeks, but nine residents have already filed intention statements.

City Clerk Terrel Locke said she’s seen a “very high” turnout this early in the process compared to past elections. 

Three City Council seats are up for grabs, currently filled by Mayor Preet Didbal, Councilman John Buckland, and Councilman Stanley Cleveland Jr. Cleveland and Buckland have already turned in their intention statements, along with: David Shaw; Grace Espindola; Daria Ali; Marc Boomgaarden; Stacy Brookman; Sukhvinder Sidu; and Bradley Westmoreland. 

The nomination period begins July 16 and runs through Aug. 10. Candidates must make an appointment to meet with the city clerk in order to take out nomination papers, Locke said. The process takes about 30-45 minutes. Candidates can make appointments by calling 822-4817 or emailing

Sutter County voters will have a full ballot come Nov. 6 with more than two dozen seats up for re-election. Here’s a look at what seats voters will decide:

  • Three seats on the Live Oak City Council.
  • Two seats on the Yuba College Board of Trustees Governing Board.
  • Four seats on the Yuba City Unified School District Board.
  • Two seats on the Live Oak Unified School District Board.
  • Two seats on the Sutter County Board of Education.
  • Two seats on the Browns Elementary School Board.
  • Two seats on the East Nicolaus Joint Unified School Board.
  • Three seats on the Franklin Elementary School Board.
  • Two seats on the Pleasant Grove Joint Union High School Board.

There are also seats up for re-election on the Brittan Elementary School Board; Marcum-Illinois Union Elementary School Board; Nuestro Elementary School Board; Meridian School Board; Sutter Union High School Board; and Winship-Robbins Elementary School Board. 

Yuba County

Yuba County voters will have a lot to choose from, in terms of local races, when they take to the polls this November. A total of 32 positions – or 48 seats – are up for election on Nov. 6.

Ashley Stottlemeyer, senior elections clerk for Yuba County, said no candidates have filed yet. Filing begins July 16 and ends Aug. 10. Candidates can file at the Yuba County Elections Office – 915 Eighth St., Suite 107, Marysville.

Residents who were not registered to vote during the Primaries can still register to vote for the upcoming election but must do so by Oct. 22, Stottlemeyer said.

Unlike the June election where races with three or more individuals went to a runoff, in November if the top vote getter didn’t get 50 percent plus one of the vote, Stottlemeyer said candidates in the General Election only have to receive the most votes to win. 

“Vote-by-mail ballots go out no earlier than Oct. 8,” Stottlemeyer said. “Be on the lookout and remember to sign your ballot.” 

No local measures or initiatives are planned for the November election. Stottlemeyer said the deadline to submit a measure is Aug. 10. 

The positions up for grabs this November:

  • Two county supervisor positions – District 1 (Linda area) and District 5 (foothills area) – are up for election. The races went to a runoff after incumbents did not receive the minimum requirement to win the contest outright during the June Primary Election. 
  • Two seats are up for election for the Foothill Fire Protection District.
  • The Loma Rica/Browns Valley Community Services District has three seats up for election. 
  • The Browns Valley Irrigation District has three positions up for grabs – director positions for Division 1, Division 2, and Division 3. 
  • There are three positions up for grabs in the Linda County Water District. 
  • One position is available for the Linda Fire Protection District. 
  • Two positions are up for election in the Olivehurst Public Utility District – Director at Large 2 and Director at Large 5.
  • Two director positions are up for the North Yuba Water District – Division 4 and Division 5.
  • The Plumas Brophy Fire District will have two positions on the ballot – one of which is a short-term position.
  • Two trustee positions are up in November for the Yuba County Board of Education – Division 1 and Division 5. 
  • The Camptonville School District has a total of five positions up for election – three full term and two short term.
  • The Marysville Joint Unified School District has four trustee positions up for election – Area 1 (short term), Area 2, Area 3 and Area 4.
  • Four positions are up for election in the Plumas Lake Elementary School District – one of which is a short-term position. 
  • The Wheatland Elementary School District has three positions up for grabs. The Wheatland Union High School District has two positions up for election.
  • The Area 1 Trustee position for the Yuba Community College District will be on the November ballot.
  • Two trustee positions on the Nevada County Board of Education for Area 1 will be on the ballot.
  • The Nevada Joint High School District has one trustee position up for grabs in Area 1.
  • Marysville has two city council seats up for election this November.
  • Wheatland has two city council seats up for election later this year as well.

Colusa County

Colusa County officials announced preparations are underway for the Nov. 6 General Election, with filing periods for all offices opening in the next several weeks.

Prospective candidates can obtain and file candidacy forms with the County Clerk’s office beginning July 16 and running through Aug. 10. If an incumbent officeholder does not file, the deadline is extended for non-incumbents until August 15, the Clerk-Recorder’s office said.

Positions available:

  • The City of Colusa has three Council seats up, two full term seats (4 years) held by incumbents Thomas Reische, and David Womble and one short term seat (2 years) held by appointed incumbent Josh Hill.
  • The Williams City Council has three seats to be filled, held by Alfred Sellers, Jr., Charles L. Bergson, and Santos Jauregui.
  • ν The County Board of Education has three seats up.  Incumbents are Nancy G. Marshall, Trustee Area 3; Virginia Frias, Area 4; and Ed Conrado, Area 5.
  • Glenn County Board of Education has two seats up. Trustee Area C covering Elk Creek and Stonyford is currently held by Kathy Perez. Trustee Area D that covers a portion of Princeton is held by Janice Cannon.
  • Colusa Unified School District has two Trustee seats up. Incumbents are Charles Yerxa and Kathie Whitesell.
  • Maxwell Unified School District has three Trustee positions. Incumbents are Cristy Edwards, Kim Giffin, and Tom Charter.
  • Pierce Joint Unified School District will vote on two Trustee seats. Amy Charter, and John R. Friel, Sr., incumbents.
  • Princeton Joint Unified School District has three Trustee seats up for election, currently held by Cathy Withrow, Victoria Reamer and Troy Hansen.
  • Stonycreek Joint Unified School District will have one position up in Trustee Area 5 held by incumbent Zoe Brandenberger.  
  • Williams Unified School District will elect two Trustees held by incumbents Kelly Lewis and Silvia Vaca.
  • The Arbuckle-College City Fire Protection District has two seats up. Michael Doherty and David Burgess, incumbents. 
  • The Maxwell Fire Protection District consolidated with the General Election cycle in 2017 has three seats up.  Two full term seats (4 years) held by Allen Beck and Kerry Reckers and one short term seat (2 years) held by appointed incumbent Scott Rudiger.
  • The Colusa County Resource Conservation District has three seats up. Incumbents are Robert Alvernaz, Tom Hickok, and Ben Felt. 
  • The Maxwell Public Utility District has three seats up held by David Carvahlo, Jr., Thomas Detlefsen, and one vacancy.

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