Filing Period for Local Candidates Ends Friday: Who's Running For Office In Lamorinda?

The nomination filing period for both city council and school board closes this Friday. Here's a list of the who has filed -- so far.

The end of filing season is near, and soon we will know what the competition will look like for the city council races in November.

Here’s who’s running so far. The nomination period ends Friday August 10, unless an incumbent does not file, in which case it will end August 15.

There will be two open spots on the Orinda city council in November. In Orinda, current vice mayor Victoria Smith and mayor Steve Glazer have both pulled papers and filed. Linda Delhunt has pulled papers, but has yet to file.

In Lafayette, current council member Mike Anderson, planning commissioner Mark Mitchell, Robert LeBron and Tracy Reilly have all filed for candidacy, with three spots up for grabs. At least two other potential candidates have taken out papers and two more have made inquiries with the City Clerk.

In Moraga, Karen Mendonca and Phillip Arth have both filed, with three open seats on the town council. Howard Harpham will not seek re-election.

Each of the school districts will have two open seats on their school boards in November.

For the Acalanes Union High School District, Kathleen Coppersmith and Gwen Reinke are running.

Jean Follmer, Quinlan S. Tom and Nancy Sue Wallace are running for a spot on the Lafayette School District board.

The Moraga School District candidates are Dexter Louie, Shari Simon and Parker Colvin.

Finally, the Orinda Union School District has a good list of candidates running: Sarah Butler, Shauna Simmonds, Matthew Paul Moran, Jason Lurie and Bekki Van Voorhis-Gilbert.

Election day is Nov. 6. To register to vote, visit the Contra Costa County Election Division. 


What do you think of the candidates? Know of anyone else who's planning on running? Let us know in the comments below. 

Carolyn Phinney September 22, 2012 at 03:52 PM
Andrew Moran, You want to jump to the conclusions that I am part of some GROUP because I said, "We all know." Well, I suppose the readers of the PATCH could be considered a group, if it makes you happy. My comments are made as an individual, without consultation or approval or input from anyone else. I am simply a concerned Orinda citizen. Apparently, those who voice concerns are attacked by you.
Carolyn Phinney September 23, 2012 at 12:19 AM
Dr. Walter Fox, Wow. Is this Orinda? What has happened to my civilized city? I had no idea we had so many venomous residents.
Andrew September 23, 2012 at 01:54 AM
Carolyn Phinney, you're not "voicing concerns", you're "repeating scurrilous gossip" ( Peter Kendall ) ... typing the words "children being locked in a closet as a punishment" over and over and over, which only serves to spread " all this poison" you're lamenting Or to quote Patch Editor J.D. O'Connor : "Readers should be aware that Ms Phinney is representing one maybe two candidates in races she has not disclosed to us" He goes on to say "It appears logic left your conversational stream long ago ", and finally : "Your manner is accusatory and abrasive to say the least" - Andrew Moran
Carolyn Phinney September 23, 2012 at 03:36 AM
Andrew, Your anger and hostility and venom require no response. If your brother shares your personality, you have lost him many votes.
We want More October 02, 2012 at 05:26 AM
this is extremely revealing... please watch and then vote http://www.contracostatimes.com/ci_21661700/orinda-union-school-district-election-roundtable-2012?IADID=Search-www.contracostatimes.com-www.contracostatimes.com


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