8/1/2014 6:00:00 AM Candidate filing for general election ends Aug. 8 If an incumbent fails to file, the deadline for that office will be extended to Aug. 13
Special to the Times
BLYTHE, Calif. - As of Monday, July 28, local business owner, David Kehl, is the only person who picked up a packet for the Palo Verde Health Care District Board of Trustees election scheduled for Nov. 4.
Incumbent F. "Ted" Arneson is the sole person to pull papers for one of three Riverside County seats open for the Palo Verde Community College District Board of Trustees seats.
Anyone interested in running for offices on the Nov. 4 general election ballot may take out candidate filing papers beginning this past Monday. Papers must be filed by 5 p.m., Aug. 8.
If an incumbent fails to file, the deadline for that office will be extended to 5 p.m. on Aug. 13, for everyone except the incumbent.
Locally, Palo Verde Community College District has three seats open. Incumbents, F. "Ted" Arneson, Lincoln Edmond, and George Thomas currently represent the Riverside County portion of the district while Jerry Lewis's (Needles, California) seat is on the ballot for San Bernardino county residents.
Palo Verde Health Care District has three seats open this November. Incumbents for this district are Samuel Burton and newly-appointed directors Dr. David Brooks and Carmela Garnica.
Candidate forms are available at each respective district's main offices. Palo Verde Community College District candidate forms can be picked up at Palo Verde College, One College Drive, Blythe in the President's Office (John O. Crain Building, second floor). Palo Verde Health Care District candidate forms are available at 295 N. First St. in the administrative offices.
The Riverside County Registrar of Voters' staff is available to help prospective candidates complete the necessary paperwork and to answer questions. Candidates unsure about the local district offices for which they are eligible, based on residency, should contact the Registrar of Voters office for help. Candidates will receive informational handbooks at the time they obtain their papers.
For more information about this election, contact the Registrar of Voters office at (951) 486-7200 or (800) 773-8683; Palo Verde College - Denise Hunt at 760-921-5510 or Carrie Mullion at 760-921-5440; Palo Verde Hospital - Dakota Doyle at 760-921-5150.