The special election to fill ousted District 2 Supervisor Ray Nutting’s seat has so far netted six candidates, including the former supervisor’s wife.
“After a lot of thought and consideration I have decided to run,” Jennifer Nutting announced on Facebook Monday. “I would like to assure everyone that I feel I am truly doing this for the right reasons.
“I look forward to hearing from you and cleaning up OUR government,” she continued.
Three announced shortly after a judge vacated the District 2 seat following Ray Nutting’s conviction of several misdemeanor charges. Claire McNeal, David Pratt and Shiva Frentzen declared their candidacies in mid-June. Shortly thereafter, two more potential supervisors have threw their hats in the ring — Shingle Springs resident Janet Saitman and El Dorado business owner George Turnboo.
Saitman currently serves on the Latrobe School District, First 5 El Dorado County and El Dorado County Habitat for Humanity boards and works as the vice president of Marketing and Sales at a property management firm. George Turnboo, a previous District 2 candidate, serves on the El Dorado County Solid Waste Advisory Committee and is a past member of the Republican Central Committee.
The nomination period for the special election concludes July 18. The special election approved by the four remaining El Dorado County supervisors has been set for Sept. 9.
Requirements for potential candidates include that they must be registered voters of the district they seek to represent for at least 30 days immediately preceding the deadline for filing the nomination documents and they must reside in the district during their incumbency. District 2 encompasses South County, much of Cameron Park as well as portions of Shingle Springs and El Dorado Hills.
Candidates are encouraged to drop by the El Dorado County Elections Office, Building C, 330 Fair Lane, in Placerville. Elections staff will walk candidates individually through the process for running for public office and provide the necessary Fair Political Practice Commission forms. The actual FPPC filing deadline is subject to guidance provided by the FPPC to the candidate.
Candidates can create a statement of no more than 200 words outlining their qualifications. The printing fee is $545 with an additional $641 for an optional Spanish-language translation. July 29 is the deadline of the 10-day public review/candidate statements.
Aug. 11 is when vote-by-mail ballots will be sent out in District 2. Aug. 25 is the last day to register to vote in the Sept. 9 special election.