Election 2006 candidate list

A few folks have called this morning looking for the list of candidates that have qualified for local races in Contra Costa and Alameda counties. The filing deadline was Friday at 5 p.m.

It’s coming, I promise!

We’ll publish the list in the Sunday newspaper and it will be available on-line. I’ll link to it as soon as it has been posted. HERE’S THE LINK: http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/15265005.htm

I worked until nearly midnight Friday night and again much of the morning on the election round-up, but the process is fraught with numerous details. Many cities handle their own filings, which means there is a lag time between when the candidate files in a city clerk’s office and the county election offices receive the information. Some prospective candidates have only partially completed the process, which leaves their status in limbo.

In addition, the filing deadline for races where the incumbents failed to file for re-election is automatically extended to Aug. 16 at 5 p.m. That turns our candidate list into a moving target because the final list won’t be known until later in the week.

But we’re are working to bring our readers as complete a list as soon as possible.

Lisa Vorderbrueggen