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Three Ripon council positions up for grabs
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 The summer months could pose some important deadlines for those pursuing a seat on the Ripon City Council.
Much of the time frame will depend if Mayor Jake Parks along with his colleagues, Leo Zuber and Mark Winchell choose to seek another term.
“They’ll have 133 days before the (Nov. 8) general election to declare if they’re running or not running,” said Ripon City Clerk Lisa Roos.
Those seeking the elected positions can begin taking out the necessary papers with the San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters office in Stockton in July.
Parks and Zuber are completing their first term. Both were elected to their posts in 2012.
Winchell was the provisionally-appointed to his seat in January 2015 following the sudden passing of Elden “Red” Nutt, who had sat on the council since 2006.
At Ripon Unified, school board seats currently occupied by Vice President Mike Fisher and Trustee Christina Orlando are up for reelection this year.
Fisher represents Trustee Area No. 4 while Orlando handles those in Trustee Area No. 5.
Area No. 4 consists of the southwest section of town consisting to Weston Elementary School. Anyone seeking that post must be from that area.
Likewise for those looking to challenge for the Area No. 5 post made up of the rural northwest section of the district anchored by Colony Oak Elementary School.