School board trustees opt for reelection

Cosgrove still undecided
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Two candidates have thrown their hats into the ring for this year’s Western Placer Unified School District board of trustees election. Paul Carras and Paul Long, who both currently serve on the school board, have both filed to run for office, according to the Placer County Office of Election’s Candidate Watch. They hold the two seats up for election this November, according to previous News Messenger reports. Both Carras and Long told The News Messenger in the July 19 issue (“Let the campaigning begin,” front page) that they intended to run for reelection. City Council candidates who have pulled papers to run for the three seats up for election are incumbent City Councilmen Paul Joiner and Mayor Spencer Short, as well as Christine Colvin, Allen Cuenca, Scott Glaser, Peter Gilbert, David Kawas and Candi Schipper. City Councilman Tom Cosgrove holds the third seat that is up for election. Cosgrove told The News Messenger on July 17 that he was still deciding whether to run for another term, citing that he would have “one more discussion” with his family before making that decision. “My decision will be made by the close of filing,” Cosgrove said Wednesday afternoon. As of noon Wednesday, Colvin, Gilbert and Schipper are the only candidates who have officially filed papers to run for office, according to the Placer County Office of Elections Candidate Watch. Terry Dorsey is the only candidate to have pulled papers for city treasurer as of Wednesday, according to City Clerk Pat Avila. Candidates have until Friday to file for candidacy, according to Placer County Clerk-Recorder-Registrar of Voters Jim Macauley. If incumbents for positions up for election fail to file by that date, McCauley said, “the filing period for that office will be extended to Aug. 15.” ~ Stephanie Dumm