Here’s an updated list of who has pulled papers for the November election. The list does not reflect all candidates who may have pulled papers today. I’ll continue to update the list as needed, so keep your Internet box thingy pointed to the Lamorinda Sun blog for all the latest news from the Lamorinda Sun Election Center.
One important distinction to make clear: If someone has pulled papers that does not mean they are running. A person becomes an official candidate when they return the papers to the city clerk’s office, or in the case of the school and fire boards, the county elections office. If a candidate’s name is listed under “filed,” that means he or she has returned his or her papers and thus is officially on the ballot.
An asterisk (*) denotes an incumbent, as well as the fact that they set the home run record in a 162-game season.
Lafayette City Council (two seats)
Pulled papers: Brandt Andersson*, Don Tatzin*
Moraga Town Council (two seats)
Pulled papers: Dave Trotter*
I’ve been told incumbent Mayor Ken Chew, who has already held his first campaign fundraising event, plans to pull papers Thursday.
Orinda City Council (three seats)
Pulled papers: Tom McCormick*, Amy Worth*, Sue Severson*, Dean Orr, Bob Larsen, Scott Zeller, Richard Newman
Orr is currently the chairman of the Planning Commission.
Acalanes Union High School District board (three seats)
Filed: Susie Epstein, Tom Mulvaney*
Pulled papers: Richard Whitmore*
Epstein was the co-chair of the Measure A campaign. Current board President Vanessa Crews just sent me an e-mail saying she is not seeking re-election and is endorsing Epstein, Mulvaney and Whitmore.
Lafayette School District board (three seats)
Pulled papers: Art Kapoor*, Theresa Gerringer*
Current board president Ann Appert has told me she is not running for re-election.
Moraga School District board (three seats)
Pulled papers: Kym Rhodes Leserman, Kathleen T. Ranstrom
One of the three seats up for re-election is current vacant.
Orinda Union School District board (three seats)
Pulled papers: Juliane Stone Rossiter, Sarah Genn Butler
Incumbents Jack Bontemps and Riki Sorenson have told me they will not run for re-election.
Moraga-Orinda Fire District board (three seats)
Pulled papers: Frank Sperling*, John Wyro*, Dick Olsen*
Olsen was appointed to the seat vacated by former Director Pete Wilson.