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School board elections: Filing period extended to Aug. 13

The filing period will remain open until Wednesday, Aug. 13 in both local school districts that have board seats open in the Nov. 4 election because one of the incumbents in both the Las Lomitas and the Menlo Park City school districts did not file by the Friday, Aug. 8, initial deadline.

If no one else files by that date, each district will have the same number of candidates as it has open board positions and may choose to not hold the election.

Las Lomitas district

By the Friday Aug. 8, deadline, two incumbents in the Las Lomitas School District filed: Richard Ginn and Christine Heaton. John Earnhardt, director of corporate communications at Cisco and a district parent, filed his nomination papers and was approved as a candidate at the last minute. Current Las Lomitas board president Jay Siegel did not file, and will not be eligible to do so during the extended filing period.

Menlo Park district

In the Menlo Park City School District, incumbents Terry Thygesen and Joan Lambert are both candidates, as is Stacy Jones, who is co-chair of the district's advisory council and has three children in district schools.

Incumbent Scott Hinshaw, who was appointed to fill the remainder of Laura Rich's term in February, did not file, and will not be eligible to do so during the extended filing period.

Barbara Wood

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