Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Local Businessman Qualifies For Senate Race

State senator Charlotte Burks of Monterey has picked up another opponent in her quest for re-election this fall. Burks is the sole Democrat so far seeking nomination to the seat, and Gary Steakley has picked up papers to run as a Republican. But local businessman Joe B. Wilmoth filed qualifying papers on Tuesday to run as an independent. The primary for the state senate race will be in August, with the General Election -- which, at this point, may include all three candidates -- to be held in November. Meanwhile, there's also competition brewing for the second district seat on the county school board. Jordan Iwanaszyn and Janet Moore are the two candidates who have picked up papers.