Local board races set for November
The filing period for the November general election closed on Friday, August 10. Several spots on local school, fire and recreation boards are in play.
When incumbents run unchallenged, the race will not appear on the ballot.
The El Dorado County Elections website lists all open seats and the candidates who have already filed.
El Dorado Hills Fire District
Two of five seats on the El Dorado Hills Fire Board will appear on the November ballot. Incumbent Directors John Hidahl, whose board service dates back to 1981, and Jim Hartley, who’s served three terms, are both running again.
Retired Healthcare Executive Sherry Petersen and Clinical Nutritionist Craig Petersen have filed.
Retired firefighter John Peterson, unrelated, has also filed.
El Dorado Hills CSD
Two of five El Dorado Hills Community Services District seats are in play this November. Incumbent Directors Noelle Mattock and Guy Gertsch both decided to seek an additional term.
They’ll have some competition. Rotarian Bill Tobin has already filed, as has business owner Terry Crumpley. Intel executive and CSD sports activist Don Clark is also in the race. Youth basketball coach and former Fairfield Mayor Chuck Hammond narrowly lost two years ago, and has tossed his hat back in the ring.
Buckeye Union School District
The seven schools in the historic Buckeye Union School District serve elementary and middle school students who live in the southern portion of El Dorado Hills and Cameron Park.
Two of the five trustees’ terms expire this year. Kirk Seal has served a single term, and has filed for reelection. Retired teacher Gloria J. Silva has also filed.
Since two candidates are running for two seats, both will be elected, barring a write-in candidate. The race will appear on the ballot because one of the candidates is not an incumbent.
Rescue Union School District
The Rescue Union School District serves elementary and middle school students in the northern portion of El Dorado Hills and Cameron Park, as well as the district’s namesake community, Rescue.
Two of the five board trustee terms expire this year. Both Erike Young and Serena Posner have filed for reelection
Software Director George W. Kucera and Attorney David Michael have also filed.
El Dorado Union High School District
The El Dorado High Union High School District district’s 6,908 students attend Oak Ridge, Ponderosa, El Dorado or Union Mine High School, or one of several alternative schools serving families on the west slope.
Two of the five board members’ terms expire this year. Mary Muse, whose board service stretches back to 1995, and Lori Veerkamp, who’s served on the board since 2004, have each filed for reelection.
Dave Del Rio, the executive director of the El Dorado Council on Alcoholism, has also filed.
Rolling Hills Community Services District
The Rolling Hills CSD was formerly known as Springfield Meadows. It is responsible for roads, parks and landscaping for the Stonebriar, Shadow Hills and Springfield Meadows subdivisions located between White Rock Road and Highway 50.
One board seat is currently vacant. The terms of incumbents Mark Magee, Gordon Fawkes and John Kennedy are all up this year. All three have filed, and since they are incumbents, will not appear on the November ballot. No candidate has filed for the vacant position.