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Zuber opting for second council term
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Leo Zuber is seeking a second four-year term on the Ripon City Council.
The retired educator is the only one of two thus far to take out nomination papers and return them for the elected position in time for the November ballot, according to City Clerk Lisa Roos.
The seats currently occupied by Mayor Jake Parks and Mark Winchell, who was appointed to the post in January 2015 – he’s finishing out the term once held by longtime elected leader Elden ‘Red’ Nutt, who died suddenly on Nov. 21, 2014 – are also up for grabs.
Loos said the deadline for filing is Aug. 12. This deadline can be extended in the event that an incumbent who is eligible to run yet does not file, she added.
The filing period kicked off on July 18.
Meanwhile, the San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters office in Stockton reported three candidates in the listing for the Ripon Consolidated Fire District.
Incumbents Don Wever and Tamra Spade are seeking the four-year full terms while Harrison Gibbs is running for the two-year term.
The election landscape will differ in the election process for Ripon Unified school board.
Rather than at-large, voters may have a chance to cast their ballots based on Trustee Areas for the first time.
In this case, the posts currently held by Michael Fisher (Trustee Area 4) and Christina Orlando (Trustee Area 5). Neither have filed as of yet, according to SJCRV.
If both decide to re-up and are unopposed, they’ll be re-appointed to their post. However, if two or more are in the running for Trustee Area 4 and / or Trustee Area 5, only voters residing in those respective areas can cast ballots for their candidate.