By Rick Silva
PARADISE — Paradise Mayor Steve Crowder has filed to run for reelection in November.
Crowder was elected Nov. 6, 2018, with 5,561 votes, most in that race. Two days later, the Camp Fire struck Paradise, Magalia, Concow and Butte Creek Canyon.
Councilor Jody Jones was also reelected in that race but as of Friday afternoon, the only another candidate to file for the 2022 Town Council race was Ron Lassonde.
There are two seats open and the filing deadline for the 2022 general election is Aug. 12.
If the incumbent does not file by 5 p.m. by the filing deadline date, a 5-day filing extension for any candidate other than the incumbent to file a Declaration of Candidacy will go into effect, however if there is no incumbent eligible to be elected the extension will not apply.
Current Paradise Irrigation District director Robert Matthews has filed for election to the Division 5 seat, for a short-term stint. The full four-year term will come open in 2024.
Both Al McGreehan and Steve Rodowick and filed to be reelected to the Paradise Recreation and Park District. The two were reelected in 2018 along with current chairperson Mary Bellefeuille.
As of Thursday afternoon, neither Paradise Unified School District trustees, Richard Gingery or Bill Sharrett had filed for reelection and no challengers had filed.
John Blacklock has filed for reelection to the Butte-Glenn Community College board of trustees.
Source: Paradise Post