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Sonora, CA — In just over two weeks we’ll have a very clear picture of which candidates will be on the local June 3 primary ballot.

Tuolumne County Clerk and Auditor-Controller Debi Bautista says the period to turn in the needed paperwork closes March 7, and for races where the incumbent is not running, the deadline will be extended by five days to March 12. The list of candidates could potentially grow over the coming days, as Bautista has been fielding new phone calls from individuals interested in different races.

Below is the latest list of candidates that have pulled papers in anticipation of running for office:

Sonora City Council (two seats open)

-Mark Ferreira
-James Garaventa
-James Grinnell
-Matt Hawkins
-George Segarini

Tuolumne County Supervisor District Two

-Randy Hanvelt
-Paul McNaul

Tuolumne County Supervisor District Three

-Evan Royce

District Attorney

-Laura Leslie Krieg


-James Mele

Superintendent of Schools

-Marguerite Bulkin

Tax Collector

-Shelly Piech


-Michael Dambacher
-Cindy Deutch
-Kaenan Whitman


-Deborah Bautista