Roseville's election season begins

City Council, four school boards have seats open for November election
By: Sena Christian, The Press Tribune
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What's that knock on your front door?

It could be a candidate running for Roseville City Council or a local school board. The official candidate filing period closed Friday, Aug. 10, which means those vying for a spot will soon be out walking precincts. Here's a breakdown of the candidate pool in Roseville and Granite Bay elections:

Roseville City Council:

  • Three seats open. Councilman John Allard is terming out, and the terms for Mayor Pauline Roccucci and Councilwoman Carol Garcia end this year.
  • Seven people plan to run, including Roccucci, Garcia, Downtown Roseville Merchants Association President Scott Alvord, Public Transportation Commissioner Bonnie Gore, Friends of Roseville Chairman Phil Ozenick, regulatory compliance analyst Tracy Mendonsa and retired consultant John Schwartz.

Roseville Joint Union High School District:

  • Three school board seats open
  • Current board President Garry Genzingler, member Paige Stauss and member R. Jan Pinney all plan to run for re-election. They're joined by current Roseville City School District board member Rene Aguilera.

Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District:

  • Two school board seats open
  • Incumbents Jeff Randall and Scott Otsuka filed papers to run, along with Stephanie Dement

Eureka Union School District:

  • Two school board seats open
  • Incumbents Ryan Jones and Kristie Greiss are running for re-election. They're joined by former Eureka Schools Foundation President Renee Nash.

Roseville City School District:

  • Two school board seats open
  • Current President Gary Miller is running again. He'll be joined by Jeff Willoughby.
  • Board member Susan Goto, whose term ends this year, will not seek re-election. Instead, Goto is running for the Placer County Board of Education.

Special district offices include:

  • Two seats open on the board of the San Juan Water District, which serves Granite Bay and parts of Roseville. Incumbent President Pam Tobin, Kenneth Miller and Joseph Alessandri are running.
  • Three seats open on the board of the South Placer Fire Protection District, which serves Granite Bay. David Harris, Greg Grenfell and Sean Mullin filed papers to run.

Election information:

  • Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6.
  • Last day to register to vote is Monday, Oct. 22
  • Last day to request a vote-by-mail ballot is Tuesday, Oct. 30.


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