Board posts open
In addition to the four candidates vying for 509-J School Board, many other Jefferson County residents are seeking positions on local boards in the May 15 election. Ballots were mailed out on Friday.
For position 2 on the Culver School Board, incumbent Matt Zachary will face Mindy Harnden and Tresa McDonald, all of Culver. Zoe Ann Schumacher is unopposed for position 5.
Four candidates are running for four positions on the Jefferson County Education Service District: Stephanie Franklin of Madras for at-large position 6; Dani Cowdrey for Ashwood position 1; Jon Sheldahl of Camp Sherman for Black Butte zone position 3; and Lola Hagman for Culver position 1.
Kimberly K. Symons and Ann Snyder, both of Ashwood, have filed for positions 1 and 5 on the Ashwood School District Board.
Camp Sherman residents Martha "Marti" Dale and Dean Edgar Potter hope to fill positions 3 and 4 on the Black Butte-Camp Sherman School District.
Bill Apgar of Madras, and Evan S. Thomas and Michael Cloud, both of Culver, have filed for positions 3, 4, and 5, respectively, on the Jefferson County Rural Fire Protection District Board.
At Crooked River Ranch, Lexus E. Johnson and Phil Piazza are unopposed for positions 3 and 4 on the Rural Fire Protection District Board. Ed Elliott will challenge incumbent Kay Lammers for position 5.
For the Sisters-Camp Sherman RFPD, Chuck Newport of Sisters and Chan Cathcart of Camp Sherman are seeking positions 4 and 5.
The Deschutes Valley Water District has four Madras residents seeking three positions: Incumbents Harold H. Moore, Eldon J. Barker, and Bob Vigil, and challenger Marc Heckathorn.
Leslie Weigand and Catherine Luther, both of Madras, are unopposed for positions 1 and 2 on the Jefferson County Library Board.
For the Crooked River Ranch Road District, six people will compete for two posts: for position 1, Bill Hobbs, Richard J. Miller, and Clyde Stryker; and for position 2, incumbent Larry V. Millier, Edna (Kitty) E. Pullen and Connie Lefor.
K. Steve Heydon and Joe Morgan of Madras seek re-election to positions 3 and 5 on the Jefferson County Emergency Medical Services Board.
The Mountain View Hospital District Board has three openings. Tom Kirsch of Madras, Lee Bissell of Culver, and Mack Gardner of Madras have filed for positions 1, 5, and 7.
Three members of the Madras Aquatic Center Board of Directors are unopposed in their bids for re-election: Margaret Kincaid (position 1), David V. Evans (position 2), and Janet Morgan (position 3).