The candidate filing period for a race is extended by five days — to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15 — if an incumbent does not file for re-election.
Candidates for school districts and special districts file at the Registration & Elections Division at 40 Tower Road in San Mateo; candidates for council elections file with the respective city or town.
City or town councils
Seats are open on the city or town councils of each of the following communities:
• Menlo Park: Three seats, currently occupied by Richard A. Cline, Kirsten Keith and Peter I. Ohtaki.
• Atherton: Three seats, currently occupied by Rick DeGolia, Michael Lempres and Bill Widmer.
• Portola Valley: Three seats, currently occupied by Maryann Derwin, Craig Hughes and John Richards.
• Woodside: One vacant seat (District 7) and three seats currently occupied by Deborah C. Gordon (District 2), Anne Kasten (District 6) and David Tanner (District 4).
All council terms are for four years except for the vacant seat for District 7 on the Woodside council; that term expires in 2020.
Seats are open for four-year terms on the governing boards of each of the following local school districts:
• Menlo Park City School District: Three seats, currently occupied by Stacey Jones, Joan Lambert and Terry Thygesen.
• Woodside School District: Three seats, currently occupied by Claire Pollioni, Marc Tarpenning and Jennifer Zweig.
• Las Lomitas Elementary School District: Three seats, currently occupied by John Earnhardt, Rich Ginn and Christy Heaton.
• Sequoia Union High School District: Two seats, currently occupied by Alan Sarver and Chris Thomsen
• San Mateo County Community College District: Two seats, currently occupied by Richard Holober and Thomas Mohr.
Seats are open for four-year terms on the following special districts:
• Menlo Park Fire Protection District: Three seats, currently occupied by Chuck Bernstein, Peter Carpenter and Robert Jones.
• West Bay Sanitary District: Three seats, currently occupied by Edward P. Moritz, Roy Thiele-Sardina and George Otte.
• Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District: Four seats, currently occupied by Nonette Hanko, Larry Hassett, Yoriko Kishimoto and Pete Siemens.
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