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Many positions, but few races in May election

Twenty districts, 59 positions


The 20 special districts on the ballot for the May 21 election will have numerous candidates, but few actual races in Jefferson County.

A total of 69 candidates have filed for 59 positions, and no one filed for three positions. The districts include eight school districts, five fire districts, the Mountain View Hospital District, Jefferson County Emergency Medical Services and library districts, Deschutes Valley Water District, Madras Aquatic Center District, and Crooked River Ranch Road District.

For the Jefferson County School District 509-J, Laurie S. Danzuka and Tom Norton are the only candidates for positions 1 and 3, which they currently hold. Lyle Rehwinkel, position 2, will be challenged by Courtney Snead.

Three director positions for the Jefferson County Education Service District will be open. Marie C. Glenn, Steven C. Rankin and Denise Piza have filed for the positions.

Joe Krenowicz has filed for the open position on the Central Oregon Community College Board of Directors. Don Reeder, who has held the position for the past 16 years, is retiring from the board.

The Culver School District has three open spots, but only one candidate — Scott Leeper — has refiled for his position. Positions currently held by Scott Minor and Chad Duff, who did not refile, remain open.

Ashwood residents Juan Gonzalez, Mat Felton, Thomas Ledbetter and Dani Cowdrey have filed for four positions on the Ashwood School District No. 8 board.

For the Black Butte-Camp Sherman School District No. 41, Daniel Petke and Mark Dean have filed for position 1; Magda Shay and Shane C. Lundgren, for position 2; and Priscila Wilt and Marie Sheahan (Bear) Brown for positions 4 and 5, respectively.

Redmond residents Ron Munkres and Johnny Corbin will compete for position 1 on Redmond School District 2J’s board, and Rick Bailey, A.J. Losoya, and Lisa Klemp have filed for positions 2, 3 and 4, respectively.

The Sisters School District 6 will feature races for three of its four open positions: position 1 — Erik Pronold, Don Hedrick and David Marlow; 2 — Richard Cole and Justin Durham; 3 — Edie Jones and Melvin Herburger; and 5 — Kay Baldwin Grady.

Fire, medical districts

Linda Larson and Mike Throop have filed for positions 1 and 2 on the Jefferson County Rural Fire Protection District.

Robert Buckner and Art Klingsporn have filed for positions 2 and 4 on the Lake Chinook Fire and Rescue board.

For position 1 on the Crooked River Ranch Rural Fire Protection District, Kay Norberg and Ed Elliott have filed; for position 2, Ken Fisher and Jim Dille; for position 3, Dennis Kirk and Keith Bedell; and for position 4, Philip R. Cochran.

Chris Perry, Gary Marshall and Don Boyd have filed for positions 1, 2 and 3, respectively on the Sisters-Camp Sherman Rural Fire Protection District.

Gary Ollerenshaw, Pamela Steinke, Craig Unger and Carrol McIntosh have filed for positions 1, 2, 3 and 5 on Redmond Fire and Rescue’s board.

For the Mountain View Hospital District, James Quaid, Janelle Orcutt and Richard Candland have refiled for their positions, but position 6 remains open.

The Jefferson County Emergency Medical Services Board of Directors has three open positions, with John Paul Curnutt, Patricia L. Neff, and Marian B. Morris-Ervin refiling.

Library, road, other districts

Susan Stovall and Stephen Hillis have refiled for their positions on the Jefferson County Library District Board of Directors, and Janet Pacheco has filed for open position 4.

The Crooked River Ranch Road District has two open positions and two candidates who have filed: John H. Williams and Clarence Palm.

Three candidates have filed for two positions on the Deschutes Valley Water District board, Paul Jensen, Lee D. Baggett, and Gary “Cap” Dinkel. Baggett and Dinkel are incumbents.

For the Madras Aquatic Center District Board of Directors, Martha Bewley, Heidi Boyle and Anita Goodwin have refiled for their positions, and Jamie Hurd has filed for the open position.



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