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July 24, 2014
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Election 2014: Fifteen North Tahoe/Truckee districts among races of interest

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — On the heels of the primary election, voters will head to the polls this November to decide everything from Congress races to several area district races.

Below is a list of the local races, incumbents, candidates who have filed to run as of Wednesday evening, and other important dates:

LOCAL RACES

Truckee Town Council: three, four-year term seats. Incumbents: Mark Brown, Carolyn Wallace Dee and Patrick Flora. Running: No candidates have filed as of Wednesday evening.

Tahoe Truckee Unified School District: three, four-year seat. Incumbents: Kim Szczurek, trustee area 1; Gaylan I. Larson, trustee area 4; and Dianna C. Driller, trustee area 5. Running: Szczurek (area 1), Larson (area 4) and Driller (area 5).

Truckee Fire Protection District: three, four-year seats. Incumbents: Paul D. Wilford, Gerald W. Herrick and Victor R. Hernandez. Running: Herrick and Wilford, as of Wednesday evening.

Truckee-Donner Park & Recreation District: three, four-year seats. Incumbents: Kristin York, Kevin Murphy and Peter Werbel. Running: No candidates have filed as of Wednesday evening.

Truckee Tahoe Airport District: two, four-year seats. Incumbents: James W. Morrison and John B. Jones Jr. Running: Jones Jr. and Morrison.

Tahoe Forest Hospital District: three, four-year seats. Incumbents: Dale Chamblin, Roger Kahn and Larry Long. Running: No candidates have filed as of Wednesday evening.

Donner Summit Public Utility District: two, four-year seats. Incumbents: Phil Gamick and Alex Medveczky. Running: No candidates have filed as of Wednesday evening.

Truckee Donner Public Utility District: two, four-year seats. Incumbents: J. Ron Hemig and Tony Laliotis. Running: No candidates have filed as of Wednesday evening.

Alpine Springs County Water District: three, four-year seats. Incumbents: Janet Grant, Donald Priest and Evan Salke. Running: Grant.

Truckee Sanitary District: three, four-year seats. Incumbents: Nelson Van Gundy, Ronald Sweet and Jerry Gilmore. Running: Sweet.

Northstar Community Services District: three, four-year seats. Incumbents: Nancy Ives, Cathy Stewart and Darrell Allan Smith. Running: Smith.

North Tahoe Fire Protection District: two, four-year seats. Incumbents: Russ Potts (area 2) and Don Hale (area 4). Running: No candidates have filed as of Wednesday evening.

Tahoe City Public Utility District: two, four-year seats. Incumbents: Lou Reinkens and Dan Wilkins. Running: Reinkens, Wilkins and Stu Dalie, of Homewood.

North Tahoe Public Utility District: two, four-year seats. Incumbents: S. Lane Lewis (Seat 4) and Sue Daniels (Seat 3). Running: Lewis (Seat 4) and Daniels (Seat 3).

Squaw Valley Public Service District: two, four-year seats. Incumbents: Dale Cox and Brian Sheehan. Running: No candidates have filed as of Wednesday evening.

MEASURES U, E

Tahoe Truckee Unified School District has placed two general obligation bonds — one for $114 million for the Truckee area, the other at $62 million for lakeside schools — on the ballot to finance school campus and building improvements.

The estimated tax rate for the $114M bond (Measure U, shared with Nevada and Placer counties) is $48.25 per $100,000 of assessed property value for fiscal year 2015-16.

The smaller bond (Measure E, shared with Placer County and portions of El Dorado County) would carry roughly $29.75 per $100,000 of assessed value. Taxpayers would pay off the bonds over 33 years.

The larger bond encompasses the town of Truckee, Soda Springs, Martis Valley/Northstar and small unincorporated sections of Placer and Nevada counties, while the other is for projects within the district’s lakeside boundaries, including Olympic Valley, Tahoe City, Kings Beach and Tahoma.

To pass, Measure U and E need 55 percent support in the general election from registered voters within TTUSD.

IMPORTANT DATES

Aug. 8: Regular candidate filing period ends.

Aug. 13: Extended candidate filing period ends (if incumbents do not file)

Oct. 6 - Oct. 28: Vote-by-mail ballot period application and mailing period.

Oct. 20: Last day to register to vote in the general election.

Nov. 4: Election day

To learn more, visit placerelections.com or mynevadacounty.com.


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