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AUG. 10 IS DEADLINE FOR FILING SCHOOL, WATER BOARD SEATS UP FOR ELECTION.

Byline: KAREN MAESHIRO

Staff Writer

LANCASTER -- Candidates interested in running in the Nov. 6 election for seats on the boards of 10 Antelope Valley school districts have until 5 p.m. Aug. 10 to file with elections officials.

Also holding elections are the Antelope Valley Community College District and several water districts.

If any incumbent does not file for re-election, then the filing period for that seat will be extended for five days.

In the Antelope Valley Union High School District, the terms of trustees Tom Pigott and Donita Winn are expiring.

Pigott said he does not plan to run for re-election. He is a former sheriff's captain who retired in March 2003 after serving 31 years with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Before that, he had worked three years for the California Highway Patrol.

"My wife wants to travel and so do I," said Pigott, 60, noting that he has served about 40 years in public service.

In the Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District, seats held by trustees Melissa Harnett and Deborah Jaurequi-Rocha, an appointed board member, are up for election.

The offices of trustees Janette Crawford and Peggy Foster are up for grabs in the Eastside Union School District.

In the Hughes-Elizabeth Lakes Union School District, the seats of board members John Sharo and Mary Wall are up for election. Both were appointed to fill board vacancies.

In the Keppel Union School District, Bert Hayman's and Manuel Magana's terms expire. Magana was appointed to fill a vacant seat.

The seats of trustees Mel Kleven and John Miller are up in the Lancaster School District.

In the Palmdale School District, trustees Bo Bynum's and Mark Gross' terms expire. Gross was appointed to fill a vacancy.

In the Westside Union School District, trustees Steve DeMarzio's and Gwen Farrell's terms expire. DeMarzio is an appointed board member.

In the Wilsona School District, seats held by Maurice Kunkel and Sharon Toyne are up for election for full four-year terms.

In the Southern Kern Unified School District, the seats held by board members Olaf Landsgaard and Jim Payne are up for grabs.

In the Antelope Valley Community College District, incumbents Jack Seefus and Earl Wilson are facing re-election.

In water district elections, the seats of Robert Garth and Jeffrey McCracken in the Green Valley Water District are up for election. Garth was an appointee.

In the Quartz Hill Water District, the seats of appointee Mike Scott and Frank Tymon are up for election.

In the Littlerock Creek Irrigation District, the terms of Larry Connelly and Leo Thibault are expiring.

In the Palm Ranch Irrigation District, the seats of Jess Baker, Wayne Nygaard, and Phillip Counts are up for election.

In the Palmdale Water District, terms expire for Gordon Dexter, appointed director Linda Godin, and Raul Figueroa.

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