Candidates Finalized for Local Elections
Sebastopol City Council and West County School Boards on the ballot
Here is the list of candidates running for Sebastopol City Council and school boards in West County.
Sebastopol City Council
Mary Gourley, City Clerk of Sebastopol, confirmed the final list of candidates. There are five candidates for three open seats.
Jack Piccinini withdrew. Kyle Falbo and Andrew J. Levis did not file. (Source: City of Sebastopol ).
School Board Races
The list of candidates for the various school boards in West County is provided below. However, the list will not be finalized until the week of August 22, 2022. (Source: Sonoma County Registrar.)
West Sonoma County Union High School District
What’s new in this race, which for the first time will choose trustees by area, is that Shawn Chernila is the candidate for Area 1. The only contested race will be for the At-Large seat to which Patrick Nagle was appointed. He is running to fill the remaining two years of the term. His opponent is Debbie Ramirez, who has served previously on the Sebastopol Union School Board.
West Sonoma County Union High School District, Trustee Area 1, 1 seat
West Sonoma County Union High School District, Trustee Area 3, 1 seat
JEANNE BASSETT FERNANDES
West Sonoma County Union High School District, Trustee Area 5, 1 seat
West Sonoma County Union High School District, At-Large (Short Term - 2 years) 1 seat
DAVID PATRICK NAGLE
Contested Elementary School Board Races
The only contested race for a school board is Sebastopol Union School District with four people running for three seats.
Sebastopol Union School District, 3 seats
DEBORAH E. DREHMEL
JOSEPH POGAR, JR
Lisa Bauman is a new challenger. Deborah Drehmel, Joseph Pogar, Jr and Elizabeth Smith are incumbents.
Uncontested Elementary School Board Races
For most school board elections in West County, the number of candidates running is the same as or fewer than the number of available seats. Most school boards will have unfilled seats.
Forestville Union School District, 3 seats
LINDA THOMAS STRAUSS
Fort Ross School District, 2 seats
Gravenstein Union School District, 3 seats
GREGORY L. APPLING
Gravenstein Union School District (Short Term - 2 years), 1 seat
Guerneville School District, 3 seats
ISABEL R KLEIN
Harmony Union School District, 3 seats
YURI SPRINGSTORM KOSLEN
Monte Rio Union School District, 3 seats
Monte Rio Union School District (Short Term - 2 years), 1 seat
Oak Grove Union School District, 3 seats
ANITA M. ORTEGA
Twin Hills Union School District, 3 seats