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More faces join the county election race: Locals vote in June

February 24, 2012

Mono County’s three open county supervisor district seats are getting crowded as potential candidates add their names to the list. 

South County’s District 2 Supervisor Hap Hazard will be challenged by Fred Stump, Long Valley Fire Chief, after Stump decided Thursday to make a run against the two-term incumbent. 
 
“I believe the people of the district deserve a choice and I believe I will make a good choice for them,” Stump said. “I look forward to talking to them about why I believe this.” 
 
He said he delayed making the decision until now in order to make sure some health issues he was dealing with were resolved. 
 
They are now resolved, he said, and he is free to commit to the race and the four-year supervisor term if he wins.
 
Hazard has formally filed to run again, Mono County elections officials confirmed Tuesday.
 
District 2 includes all the communities south of Mammoth, as well as the Tri-Valley communities.
 
North County’s District 4 currently has three candidates vying for the seat that will be vacated by Tim Hansen after he was redistricted out of the district (Hansen has been redistricted out of District 4 and into District 3 and has announced he will not run for that seat, currently held by Supervisor Vikki Bauer).
 
The Mono County Elections office confirmed a third candidate for District 3 recently: Bridgeport resident Jan Huggans. She pulled papers Feb. 7 for signatures in lieu of the filing fee, joining candidates Bob Peters and Tim Fesko in the race.
 
Huggans has been a public servant for many years, serving on the Mono County Planning Commission, the Bridgeport Public Utilities District (current) and the Bridgeport Regional Planning Advisory Committee (current). She is a member of the Bridgeport Rancher’s Organization and the Bi-State Sage Grouse Working Group. She is also a business owner with a property rental business in North County and into Nevada.
 
District 4 encompasses the area of Mono County that lies north of Conway Summit and extends to the Nevada border, including the communities of Bridgeport, Walker, Coleville and the Antelope Valley area. Redistricting last year also added some sections of Mammoth to the district for the first time, including areas on the north side of Main Street.
 
In District 3, former aquaculturist Tim Alpers recently announced he will challenge Bauer, and has pulled papers for signatures in lieu of filing fees, according to Mono County elections officials.
 
Bauer has now formally filed to run again, the county confirmed.
 
Judge Stan Eller is running unopposed, with the filing date for judge candidates past.
 
Voting takes place in June.

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