Political observers haven’t seen anything quite like it.
It has been 20 years since Mammoth has had eight non-incumbent candidates running for three open Town Council seats. The race for Mono County Sheriff started out as a volatile contest, and then just kept getting more so.
Three candidates—Stacy Corless, Greg Eckert and Kirk Stapp—are running for an open seat on the Board of Supervisors from the Mammoth-only District 5.
In District 1, also Mammoth-only, Bill Sauser and incumbent Larry Johnston—he is the only elected incumbent among all the candidates—are facing off for the second straight election
Two candidates, District Attorney Tim Kendall and Mono County Schools Superintendent Stacey Adler—are running unopposed.
The Mammoth Times has covered the campaigns aggressively, and has brought pointed opinion to the discussion in its “Our View” editorials.
In this document, updated with material as it comes in, we have compiled an on-line election handbook as a user-friendly guide for those who want to keep abreast of the races, as well as for those who may want or need a catch-up.
We have arranged the Election Handbook in chronological order.
Eight candidates for Town Council; five for Board of Supervisors | READ HERE
Our View: The Campaign | READ HERE
Beck, Musil in hot race for Mono County Assessor | READ HERE
What the county assessor does | READ HERE
Who is Barry Beck? | READ HERE
Who is Robert Musil? | READ HERE
Our View: Priorities Revisited | READ HERE
VIDEO | Town Council Candidates Forum (Broadband Internet connection recommended)
Candidates play dodgeball at forum | READ HERE
'Crime of the Century' in campaign | Sign stealer nabbed | READ HERE
Johnston, Sauser in District 1 rematch | READ HERE
Who is Larry Johnston? | READ HERE
Who is Bill Sauser? | READ HERE
'Obie,' Braun duke it out in candidates forum | READ HERE
Three distinct flavors in District 5 Supes race among Corless, Eckert, Stapp | READ HERE
Who is Greg Eckert? | READ HERE
Who is Stacy Corless? | READ HERE
Who is Kirk Stapp? | READ HERE
Sheriff's race takes center stage in elections | READ HERE
Who is Ingrid Braun? | READ HERE
Who is Ralph Obenberger? | READ HERE
Our View: How Not To Vote | READ HERE
VIDEO | Assessor, Sheriff, Supervisors Candidate Forum (Broadband Internet connectin recommended)
TOWN COUNCIL RACES
Blomgren, Sibert, Wentworth bring different focus points to Town Council campaign | READ HERE
Traveling in time with Byng Hunt | READ HERE
Who is Elena Blomgren? | READ HERE
Who is Karen Sibert? | READ HERE
Who is John Wentworth? | READ HERE
Our View: Naivté And The Blame Game | READ HERE
Mono voter turnout historically high | READ HERE
Hoff, Murray, Pierrel offer broad brushstrokes in Town Council campaign | READ HERE
Who is Ken Murray? | READ HERE
Who is Cleland Hoff? | READ HERE
Who is Deb Pierrel? | READ HERE
New council membrs to face steep learning curve | READ HERE
Pierrel undaunted in council campaign | READ HERE