Today was the first day people could officially declare their candidacy for local government races by filing papers with the Alameda County Registrar of Voters or, in some cases, at city hall. Here’s a summary of Tri-City area races for November and who’s picked up nomination papers. That means these people are thinking about running, but until they submit completed forms (aka “file them,”) they’re not official candidates.
* Fremont City Council (2 open seats): 1) Kristen Briggs; 2) Kathryn Rhyn McDonald; 3) Bill Harrison; 4) Anu Natarajan
* Fremont Unified School District (2 open seats).
* Newark Unified (2 open seats): 1) Gary Stadler
* New Haven Unified (2 open seats): 1) Jerico Abanico
* Union City Council (3 open seats): No one’s pulled papers, but Emily Duncan, of the city’s human relations commission, has had a Facebook page up since June about her candidacy.
* Ohlone College, Area 1 (2 open seats): Bill McMillin.
* Ohlone College, Area 2 (2 open seats).