|By The Tribune (San Luis Obispo, Calif.)|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
The filing deadline for political hopefuls passed Friday for races that include incumbent candidates.
Candidates for races with no incumbent have until Wednesday to file their candidacy papers.
Here's a breakdown of the races and who is running:
Two seats are being contested.
Clift, 71, a Democrat, is a retired owner and operator of a
Gibson, 61, also a Democrat, has championed environmental and economic issues and said his priorities are creating jobs, promoting financial stability for the county and fighting sprawl.
Ray left the
Ray, 45, a Democrat, has said her campaign will focus on three issues -- encouraging groundwater studies for the entire county, attracting head-of-household jobs and promoting the construction of workforce housing.
Compton, 50, a Republican, co-owns Valley Farm Supply and is a member of the
Byrd, 61, is an independent and says he is a strong supporter of property rights who seeks to bring a sense of nonpartisanship back to the board.
The district covers most of
Incumbent state Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian faces challengers
A Republican, Achadjian, 62, is a former
In a statement, Achadjian said he's pleased that California's economy appears to be on the rebound but "the state must control its spending in order to prevent another recession and avoid painful cuts."
Information on Harmon and Knoll was not available Friday.
The district includes
The district covers parts of
County superintendent of schools
So far, only Cayucos Elementary School District Superintendent
Crocker is not running for re-election, so the filing period remains open through Wednesday.
County district attorney
The current candidates are
The race to succeed Rodewald includes her second-in-command
Incumbents without challengers
Three elected county officials have essentially won re-election already because no challengers stepped forward by Friday's filing deadline.
They are Sheriff
Five judges are up for reelection, and none faces challengers this year. The uncontested judges are
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