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Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2018 8:00 am

The filing period for the two vacant seats on the Chino Valley school board the District 3 Chino City Council seat, and the District 4 Chino Hills City Council seat are expected to be extended to Wednesday, Aug. 15 because incumbents for those seats have not filed papers this week to seek re-election in November.

The end of the work day on Friday, Aug. 10 was the deadline for local candidates to file nomination papers for the Nov. 6 general election. The Champion went to press before that time.

The filing period for the two seats on the Chino Valley school board is expected to be extended to Wednesday, Aug. 15 because incumbents Pam Feix and Sylvia Orozco have indicated they do not plan to seek re-election. Mrs. Orozco has taken out nomination papers to run for the City of Chino’s District 2 council seat.

District 3 City Councilman Earl Elrod had said he does not plan to seek re-election. The filing period for the District 2 seat, currently being held by appointee Gary George will not be extended because Mr. George actually lives in District 3 and cannot seek re-election in District 2. Mr. George has filed papers to seek election in District 3.

The District 4 Chino Hills City Council seat will be extended because Brian Johsz was appointed to the council and is not considered an incumbent. 

Papers for the city council seats must be obtained and filed in person at the respective city halls.

Papers for the school board race must be obtained from the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters office, 777 E. Rialto Ave., in San Bernardino.

Candidate information as of 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9 follows:

Chino Hills

Candidates who have obtained papers for the three eligible council seats in Chino Hills are: Mayor Peter Rogers representing District 2; Councilman Ray Marquez; Waimin Liu, president of the Chinese American Association of Chino Hills and Pasadena College professor; and resident Vincent Hennerty, representing District 1.

Vying for the District 4 seat are Councilman Brian Johsz; Gabriel DeLuna, wealth advisor and Chaparral Elementary School parent; Ronald Eaton, lifelong Los Serranos resident and food services worker; and Rossana Mitchell-Arrieta, attorney-at-law.

Mayor Rogers, Mr. DeLuna, Mr. Marquez, Mr. Johsz,  Mr. Eaton and Ms. Mitchell-Arrieta have filed papers and qualified as of Thursday.

Chino

City council incumbent Gary George has filed papers for the District 3 city council seat. High-density opponent Dorothy Pineda, former Congresswoman Gloria Negrete-McLeod, Chino planning commissioner Mark Hargrove, and longtime Chino Valley school board member Sylvia Orozco have filed papers for the District 2 council seat. Incumbent Paul Rodriguez and Pomona elementary school teacher Tyra Weiss have filed papers for the District 1 seat.

Persons who have taken out nomination papers as of Thursday, but have not yet filed are: District 1, David J. Grijalba, Jr.; District 2, Brian Torres, and Brett Tackman; District 3, Marc Lucio. Mr. Tackman officially filed paperwork for the Chino Valley Fire District Board of Directors on Aug. 9. 

Information about Mr. Torres, Mr. Grijalba, Mr. Tackman, and Mr. Lucio was not available.

The three seats open on the council are currently held by Mr. George, who was appointed to the council in 2017 to represent District 2 following the election of Mayor Eunice Ulloa; Mr. Rodriguez, who was appointed to the District 1 seat in 2017 following the retirement of Glenn Duncan; and longtime councilman Earl Elrod, who has indicated that he does not plan to run for re-election to his District 3 seat. Mr. George lives in District 3.

School board

Filing for one of the two open seats on the Chino Valley Unified School District Board of Education are: Don Bridge, former teacher and former Associated Chino Teachers union president; Joe Schaffer, Chino Hills Parks and Recreation Commissioner; and Christina Gagnier, consumer privacy attorney; Jody Dewan Moore, senior pastor of Praise Tabernacle Bible Church in Chino; Brandon Blanchard, Chino city planning commissioner and a former school board member; Denise Hobbensiefken, a former employee of now-defunct Oxford Preparatory Academy Charter School; and Paulette De Soto Melton. As of 5:30 p.m. Thursday, John H. Pruitt, Jr., a former Chino Valley school board member, had taken out nomination papers, but had not filed them.

Information about Ms. De Soto Melton was not available.

Fire board

Fire board president Mike Kreeger and board members Ed Gray and Harvey Luth have filed papers for the Chino Valley Fire Board. Mr. Kreeger and Mr. Gray are running for their four-year seats against former Chino Valley Fire District Captain and former board member Winn Williams, a Chino resident; and Brett Tackman, who also took out nomination papers for the District 3 Chino City Council seat. Mr. Luth, who was appointed last year to fill the seat vacated by appointed Chino Hills councilman Brian Johsz, is running for a two-year seat. The two-year seat will revert back to a four-year seat in the November 2020 election. 

Inland Empire Utilities Agency

Incumbent Steve Elie and Kimberly Y. Mosley have filed nomination papers for the Division 3 seat that covers Chino and Chino Hills.  

Monte Vista Water District

Incumbents G. Michael Milhiser and Phillip L. Erwin have filed papers for the two seats on the water district board of directors. The water district serves the city of Montclair, portions of northwest Chino, and the unincorporated area of San Bernardino County north of Chino. While the District does not service Chino Hills, it does sell water to the city of Chino Hills.

Chino Basin Water Conservation District

Ryan Sonnenberg has filed nomination papers for the Division 7 seat that was previously held by Geoff Vanden Heuvel, who recently moved from Chino to Central California. Division 7 covers the cities of Chino and Chino Hills. There will not be a filing extension for this race because there is technically no incumbent since Mr. Vanden Heuvel’s term was up in June and he moved away, said Melissa Eickman, public information manager for the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters Office. Information on Mr. Sonnenberg was not available.

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  • Tyra posted at 10:02 am on Sun, Aug 12, 2018.

    Tyra Posts: 4

    Thank you for the election update. I’d like to correct your spelling of my name, it’s Tyra Weis. Thank you! Tyra Weis, Candidate for Chino City Council District 1

     

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