Contra Costa Times

TRI-VALLEY -- Voters from Diablo to Livermore will be choosing new local leaders in November.

Election filings closed Friday for many races, a few have been extended until 5 p.m. Wednesday in races where an incumbent is not running for re-election.

Danville

The Danville Town Council race is set with seven candidates vying for three open seats. Mayor Newell Arnerich and Councilman Mike Doyle will face newcomers Bob Nealis, Renee Morgan, Jim Jelincic. Deanna Sullivan and Lori Hock.

One seat on the council has remained vacant since June when former Mayor Candace Andersen resigned to take a seat on the Contra Costa County board of supervisors.

Diablo

Incumbents Ray Brant, Marilee Headen and Donald Hoffman are running unopposed for their seats on the Diablo Community Services District board.

Dublin

Dublin Mayor Tim Sbranti is assured another two-year term because no one filed to run against him.

At least six candidates are running for two Dublin City Council seats. Incumbent Kevin Hart is running against five others. The challengers so far include David Haubert, who serves on the Dublin School board, Doreen Wehrenberg, Shawn Costello, Shehu Hassan, and Anita Carr.

Filing closes 5 p.m. Wednesday in the Dublin council race. Councilwoman Kasie Hildenbrand was termed out and can not run again.


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Haubert said if elected to the City Council, he will be required to step down from the Dublin School Board.

Four candidates are running for three positions on the Dublin School Board. Three incumbents -- Dan Cunningham, Amy Miller and Gregory Tomlinson -- square off against challenger Austin Ogden, a 2012 Dublin High School graduate.

In the Dublin San Ramon Services District, four candidates are running for three seats. Incumbents Rich Halket and Dwight Howard are running against challengers Scott Hayes and Edward Duarte.

Livermore

The Livermore school district race features four candidates, including two incumbents, who will vie for two seats in November. Charles Rogge, who was first elected in 2008, and Belia Martinez, who as appointed in January after Stewart Gary won a seat on the Livermore city council, will face Thomas McLaughlin and David Jonas.

In the Livermore Area Recreation and Park District, incumbents Steve Goodman and Beth Wilson are unopposed for their two seats, but incumbent Bob Coomber will face Mark Thrailkill for the short-term seat on the board.

Mountain House

In the Mountain House school district, incumbent Barbara Armstrong is unopposed for her seat that expires this year.

Pleasanton

The city of Pleasanton will have two city council incumbents vying for the mayor's seat. Both Jerry Thorne and Cheryl Cook-Kallio have announced they will run for mayor. The current mayor, Jennifer Hosterman, as well as council members Cindy McGovern and Matt Sullivan, have all termed out. A special election will most likely be held in March to fill the seat vacated by the winning mayoral candidate.

On the Pleasanton school board, all three incumbents -- Chris Grant, Jamie Hintzke and Valerie Arkin -- are seeking re-election, and all are unopposed.

San Ramon Valley

In the San Ramon Valley, the filing deadline has been extended to Wednesday for candidates wishing to run for the San Ramon Valley Unified School District school board and the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District board of directors.

On the San Ramon Valley school board, Board President Greg Marvel and newcomer Mark Jewett are running for two open seats. The deadline to file in that race has been extended to 5 p.m. Wednesday because board member Paul Gardner did not file.

Three seats are up for grabs on the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District board of directors. Vice-President Matt Stamey is the only incumbent running for re-election. Stamey will face candidates Gerardo Peniche, Stephen Mohun and Gordon Dakin.

Board President Tom Linari and Director Roxanne Lindsay are not seeking re-election causing the filing deadline in that race to be extended to 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Incumbents Ray Brant, Marilee Headen and Donald Hoffman are running unopposed for their seats on the Diablo Community Services District board.

Sunol

In the Sunol Glen Unified School District, incumbent board member Neil Davies is unopposed for re-election.

Staff writers Robert Jordan, Katie Nelson, Denis Cuff and Jason Sweeney contributed to this story.