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Ballot set for school board elections

PRESCOTT - Wednesday, Aug. 6 was the filing deadline for school district governing board candidates.

The following candidates filed with the Yavapai County School Superintendent's Office before the 5 p.m. deadline (* denotes incumbent):

• Ashfork Unified School District: two 4-year terms; *Josh Cain, *Robert Farrell, Scott Hamilton and Brad Holvey,

• Bagdad Unified School District: one 2-year term and three 4-year terms; *Charley Ivy, *Jose Ortega, *Michael Pate, Fred U. Reiter, *Kathy Sircy and William H. Webster.

• Cañon School District: one 2-year term and one 4-year term; *Cynthia Ganey and Jeannie Glover.

Chino Valley Unified School District: three 4-year terms; *Peter Atonna, *Josephine Kelleher and *Bob Kaecker.

• Crown King Unified School District: two 4-year terms; no petitions filed.

• Hillside School District: one 4-year term; Doug Ridder.

Humboldt Unified School District: one 2-year term and three 4-year terms' *Richard Adler; Mary Bergman, Shelly Damschroder, *Bruce Jaeger, *Howard Moody, and Scott Paulsen.

• Kirkland School District: three 4-year terms; *Kim Lang, *Keith Levin and *Jennifer McCracken.

Mayer Unified School District: one 2-year term and two 4-year terms; *Jeremy Barr, *Mark Mathern, Rita S. Russell, Casey Samsill and Kathryn J. Want.

Prescott Unified School District: three 4-year terms; *Steve Campbell, Fran Chadwick, *Dee Navarro, and Tina Seely.

• Seligman Unified School District: two 2-year terms and three 4-year terms; Troy Anderson, Michelle Bulle, Scott Cray, *Patricia Foy, Sherri James, *Sandy Pritchett, Nicole Sarno and *Byron M. Southey.

• Skull Valley School District: two 4-year terms; Williams A. McCollum.

• Williamson Valley School District: one 4-year term; *John Kieckhefer.

* Walnut Grove School District: one 4-year term; *Barbara Davis.

• Yarnell School District: three 4-year terms; Jack Rauh.

Yavapai College Precinct No. 1: one 6-year term; *Patricia McCarver.

• Yavapai College Precinct No. 2: one 6-year term; *Dale Fitzner.

• Yavapai College Precinct No. 4: one 6-year term; Charles Leon.

County School Superintendent Office Administrative Assistant Robin Bascom said if the number of candidates equals the number of positions available for a specific school district, County School Superintendent Tim Carter will ask the Board of Supervisors to cancel the district election and appoint the board members.

If a school district has fewer candidates than position available, or if no candidates file signature petitions, Bascom said Carter would advertise for letters of interest to fill the positions. Carter would appoint new board members after an extensive interview process.

Bascom said the county school superintendent's office verifies that candidates are registered voters within the school district.

The local school district governing board candidates will appear on the November General Election ballot.

Contact the reporter at prhoden@prescottaz.com