Three of Lake Tahoe Community College’s five Board of Trustees seats will be up for election this year, and the last day to file as a candidate is Aug. 8.
Each LTCC trustee represents one of five voting areas in the region. Areas 1, 2 and 5 are up for election this year.
Kerry David currently represents Area 1 and has announced his intention to seek re-election. Roberta Mason currently represents Area 2, but will be retiring after 40 years of service to the college. And Molly Blann, who announced in June she will not be seeking re-election, currently serves Area 5.
Anyone interested in becoming a candidate must be a registered voter who resides within the boundaries of the voting area for which they are running.
Area 1 encompasses Christmas Valley and land east of Pioneer Trail from Stateline to Meyers. Area 2 covers the region between Pioneer Trail, Lake Tahoe Boulevard, Harrison and Freel Peak avenues and Al tahoe. And Area 5 comprises a large chunk of land in the Fallen Leaf Lake, Emerald Bay and Tamarack Lake areas.
For a better look, a trustee area map can be found on the college’s website.
People considering candidacy can visit the local Elections Office, located at 3368 Lake Tahoe Blvd., Suite 108, to pick up a packet of required forms. The office is open Monday through Friday. Paperwork is also available at the El Dorado County Elections Department, located at 2850 Fairlane Court in Placerville.
Additionally, candidates will need to submit a Candidate Statement that is no more than 200 words. The statement will be published in a sample ballot, which is mailed to every household in the voting areas.
The candidate statement filing is $410. An additional $506 is required if printed in Spanish.
Kim Smith, of El Dorado County Elections, said new candidates shouldn’t wait to file.
“It takes at least an hour to process their candidate statement and forms,” she said in a statement. “So if candidates show up on Aug. 8 at 5 p.m., they may not see their paperwork processed in time.”
The current board is conducting a short workshop on Aug. 29. Those interested can contact Lisa Shafer at (530) 541-4660 ext. 210.