Monday, July 14 was the first day to take out nomination papers to run for a host of local offices that will be up for election in November.
The Escalon City Council, Escalon Consolidated Fire Protection District Board, Escalon Unified School District Board, Farmington Fire Board and the South San Joaquin Irrigation District Board will all have openings. Those interested in running for the seats have until Friday, Aug. 8 to file papers, complete with valid signatures of registered voters.
For the Escalon City Council, seats becoming available are all four-year terms and are those of Mayor Ed Alves, Mayor Pro Tem Danny Fox and councilman Robert Swift.
For the Escalon Fire District, there are three full four-year terms available, as the seats of Joseph ‘Andy’ Dugo, Joe Camara and Michael ‘Mickey’ Schilber expire. Also, the remaining two years of an unexpired term, currently being filled by appointee James New Jr., will be available in the election.
Three positions will also be available on the Escalon school board, with the terms of Richard Thompson, Al Caton and John Largent all expiring this year. Richard Thompson represents Area 1 (Collegeville) on the board, Caton serves Area 2 (Farmington) and Largent is the board member for Area 5 (Dent Urban). Those are each four-year terms.
Farmington Fire Board will have two positions, four-year terms, on the ballot, with the terms of directors Matt Bailey and Cleve P. Latini expiring at the end of the year.
On the South San Joaquin Irrigation District Board, terms of two directors will expire, including Robert Holmes, who represents the Escalon area in Division 1, and Ralph E. Roos, who serves in Division 2.
Candidates seeking any of the posts can turn in the required paperwork anytime between now and the Aug. 8 deadline. Election Day will be Tuesday, Nov. 4.