Election 2020

The field of candidates running for local offices in the November 3, 2020 General Election is set.

The election, headlined by the United States Presidential election race, will include contested races for the Amador County school board and city council seats in Amador City, Ione, Jackson and Plymouth.

In the Amador County Unified School District, two candidates – incumbent Susan Ross and challenger James Whitaker – filed for the Governing Board Member seat in District 4, while Julia Burns was the lone candidate to file for the District 5 seat being vacated by Janet White.

The Jackson City Council will get a new look this November with longtime council members Marilyn Lewis, Keith Sweet and Wayne Garibaldi all stepping down. Five candidates – Tyx Pulskamp, Max Godde, Matthew Riebe, Steve McLean and Charles Simmons – filed for the three vacant seats.

In the City of Ione, two seats are up for grabs on the city council with three candidates filing, incumbent Diane Wratten and challengers Jeffrey Gold and Timothy Riley.

Amador City has five candidates running for three city council seats, incumbents David Groth and Anne Kel-Artinian, and challengers Bruce Smith, Susan Bragstad and Katie Grady.

The City of Plymouth has six candidates running for three city council seats, incumbent Keith White and challengers Melodee Hayes, Amy Gomes, Judy Turner, Douglas Sim and Marianne Akerland.

The Amador County Elections Office is scheduled to certify the list of local candidates on Thursday, August 27 with ballots scheduled to be mailed out to all active registered voters on September 21.

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