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By Kathryn Reed
Even though Douglas County has a primary election on Aug. 12, the major race for residents at the Lake will be in November for the school board.
Douglas County School Board has five of its seven seats up this year. Although everyone in the county votes for all positions, one seat is considered the Lake’s representative. Incumbent Cindy Trigg is being challenged by newcomer Greg Felton.
The other contested school board seat is between incumbent Karen Chessell and challenger Charles Swanson. Both of those races will be voted on Nov. 4.
Running unopposed for school board are newcomer Randy Green, and incumbents Teri Jamin and Tom Moore. Those three will have their names on the primary ballot. As long as each receives one vote, they get to skip the November general election and will automatically be on the board.
Three of the five Douglas County Commission seats are also on the ballot. Because this is a partisan office, the races with more than one Democrat or more than one Republican will be on the primary docket, with the winner of each party facing the other in November. All the seats are in the valley.
Three seats are open in the Tahoe-Douglas Fire Protection District. Incumbents Patrick Atherton, Bob Cook and Steve Seibel face competition from Roy Clason Jr. and Brad Dorton.