The mayors of Turlock, Hughson, Newman and Waterford all will continue in office because no one filed to run against them in the Nov. 2 election.
In Waterford, the election probably will be canceled because two incumbent councilmen had no challengers.
Elsewhere, many of the contests are not firm. Friday was the deadline for filing, but in cases where the incumbent is not running, the filing deadline is extended through 5 p.m. Wednesday.
The liveliest place is Patterson, where there are two sure candidates for mayor and two others have expressed an interest, and where there are at least four candidates for two council seats.
In Riverbank, two longtime council members, Dave White and Sandra Benitez, did not file for re-election, assuring there will be two new faces on the contentious five-member body. As of Friday, there were four confirmed candidates for the two openings and six others interested.
The Yosemite Community College District board of trustees will have two new faces. In late July, Pat Dean, who represents Tuolumne and Calaveras counties, announced she would not run again. Desirree Abshire, who represents eastern Stanislaus County, announced Friday afternoon that she would not run. YCCD Trustee Anne DeMartini is unopposed for Area 4, representing the West Side of Stanislaus County.
A recap of filings:
Mayor (filing closed): Incumbent Ramon Bawanan not opposed.
Council (two seats, filing period extended): Incumbent Matt Beekman has filed, as has George Carr, who is a candidate in the Aug. 24 recall election. Thom Crowder did not file.
Mayor (filing closed): Incumbent Ed Katen not opposed.
Council (two seats, one currently vacant, filing closed): Incumbent Nicholas P. Candea filed, along with challengers Donald V. Hutchins and Keith J. Korsgaard.
Mayor (filing closed): Incumbent Farrell Jackson is being challenged by former councilwoman and county supervisor Pat Paul.
Council (two seats, filing period extended): Incumbent Michael Brennan has filed; Toni Hanson is not seeking re-election. Michael Murray, the elected city treasurer, has filed for the council, as have Bill Camp and John Kanno. As of noon Friday, Jason Howard had taken out papers but had not returned them.
Mayor (filing period extended): Luis Molina and Councilwoman Annette Smith have filed to replace Becky Campo, who is not running. Willie Traina and Elias Funez had taken out papers but had not returned them.
Council (two seats, filing period extended): Incumbent Sam Cuellar filed; incumbent Dejeune Shelton did not. Challengers James Leonard, Larry Buehner and Sheree Lustgarten returned papers; George Galloway Mac Master and Deborah Novelli had taken out papers but had not returned them.
Mayor (filing closed): John Lazar is unopposed for a second term.
Council (two seats, filing period extended): Ted Howze and Kurt Spycher are not seeking re-election. Forrest White, former school board member Tim Lavelle and Patrick Noda have filed.
Council (two seats, filing period extended): Neither Sandra Benitz nor Dave White filed for re-election. Six people have filed: Israel Hernandez, Larry C. King, Ric McGinnis, Richard D. O'Brien, Allison Nobert and Keenon J. Krick, although Krick has an insufficient number of signatures, according to the county clerk's office. Four others had taken out papers but had not yet returned them: Scott Robert Larson, Nadine Salim, Dorothy "Dotty" Nygard and Jeanine D. Tucker.
Mayor (filing closed): Incumbent Charlie Goeken is unopposed.
Council (two seats, filing closed): Incumbents Ken Krause and Murray Day are unopposed.
YOSEMITE COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Trustee Area 1 (filing period extended): Pat Dean not seeking re-election.
Trustee Area 2 (filing period extended): Desirree Abshire not seeking re-election. No one has filed.
Trustee Area 4 (filing closed): Incumbent Anne DeMartini unopposed.
DEL PUERTO HEALTH CARE DISTRICT
Board of Directors (3 seats, filing period extended): Incumbent Harold D. Hill and appointed incumbent Edward Joseph Maring filed, along with Paul S. Berry, Ramona East, Becky Campo, John Ramos and Linda Sandoval.
OAK VALLEY HOSPITAL DISTRICT
Full term (3 seats, filing closed): Incumbents Robert Wikoff, Belinda K. Abell and Edward Chock filed, along with challenger Daniel Cummins and former school superintendent Wendell Chun.
Short term (1 seat, filing period extended): Paul A. Westberg and Louise Pooley Sanders filed.
WESTSIDE COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE DISTRICT
Zone 2 (one seat, filing closed): Appointed incumbent George Schmidt unopposed.