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Deadlines close for races for Stanislaus school boards

Though the filing period for several Stanislaus County school board races closed Friday, other deadlines were extended through Wednesday. The extension happens when an incumbent does not run for re-election.

For the Nov. 3 election, most school boards have contested races, with several showing strong competition, such as Newman-Crows Landing Unified, Gratton, Modesto City Schools and Denair Unified school districts.

Here's a final list of candidates running for seats that had deadlines extended through Wednesday, according to the county clerk's office. Election officials will verify the paperwork of some candidates today.

Patterson Joint Unified School District — vote for three — incumbent Michele Bays, Grace McCord, incumbent Ruben Pina.

Chatom Union School District — vote for three — Anthony Avila, incumbent Kevin Blount, Rodney "Skip" Machado, Rob Santos.

Gratton School District — vote for three — John Amaral, Becky Carlin, Todd Coburn, Yvette Jensen, Kristin Johns, George Tavernas, Ruth Villarreal, incumbent Jim Yardy.

Hart-Ransom Union School District — vote for three — Jim Cover, Richard "Richie" Fultz, Tom Grover.

Keyes Union School District — vote for three — incumbent Antonio Aguilar, Jimmy Emmons Sr., Carlos Jimenez, Sophia Munoz-Jimenez, Remona Rayburn, Jeff Reed, Christopher Reynolds.

La Grange School District — vote for two — Debra Deshon, incumbent Howard Hoover.

Salida Union School District — vote for three — Virginia Berry, Torren Colcord, Catie Englebright, incumbent Ivan Wyeth II.

Stanislaus Union School District — vote for three — John Gunderson, incumbent Nate Howard, Gilbert Jackson.

Valley Home Joint School District — vote for two — Susan Calvin, incumbent Ron Smith.

To see a listing of all Stanislaus County candidates, visit www.stanvote.com.

Bee staff writer Michelle Hatfield can be reached at mhatfield@modbee.com or 578-2339.

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