Filing deadline approaching for prospective candidates

With the deadline to file for candidacy for the Nov. 6 local elections fast approaching, the Gilroy Unified School District is offering a workshop for those who are interested in running for the Gilroy Board of Education.
The workshop will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 7 at district offices, located at 7810 Arroyo Circle in Gilroy.
Agenda topics will cover the role and responsibility of the school board, candidate eligibility, information on regular and other types of meetings that a GUSD trustee must attend, the expected time commitment, filing papers, campaigning and a Q&A session.
The deadline to file candidacy papers with the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters is Aug. 10.
Gilroy Mayor:

Peter Arellano, current Gilroy councilman
Dion Bracco, current Gilroy councilman (qualified Aug. 6)
Don Gage, Santa Clara Valley Water District board member
Gilroy City Council:

Terri Aulman, planning commission chair (qualified Aug. 6)
Rebeca Armendariz, community advocate
Paul Kloecker, former Gilroy councilman (qualified Aug. 6)
Cat Tucker, current Gilroy councilwoman (qualified Aug. 6)
Perry Woodward, current Gilroy councilman (qualified Aug. 6)
Gilroy Unified School District:
Patricia Midtgaard, current GUSD trustee (qualified July 30)
Mark Good, current GUSD trustee (qualified July 26)
Fred Tovar, current GUSD trustee (qualified July 31)

Morgan Hill Mayor:
Steve Tate, current mayor
Morgan Hill City Council:
Larry Carr, current City Councilman
Marilyn Librers, current City Councilwoman
Joseph Carrillo, green business owner
Matthew Wendt, real estate attorney
Morgan Hill Unified School District:
Rick Badillo, father, educator, builder (qualified July 25)
Bob Benevento, current GUSD trustee

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