May campaign reports show most incumbents maintain commanding leads

Posted on June 12, 2018 by Staff reports

With only 11 weeks left until the August 28 primary, local incumbents are maintaining commanding leads in their respective races with the exception of the District 5 school board race.

Political newcomer Wei Ueberschaer, who is challenging School Board District 5 incumbent Scott Peden, has raised $24,145 — more than a five-fold lead.

School Board District 3 incumbent Carol Boston has reported $16,296 compared to challenger Kenny Long, who has raised $3,510.

In county commission races, District 4 Commissioner Rob Williamson is on target to become the first ever county commissioner to raise more than $100,000 for a campaign. Williamson so far has raised $92,509.01 compared to his sole fellow Republican challenger Dave Piech, who has $25,245.54.

District 2 Commissioner Bob Cole has raised $27, 750. His fellow Republican challengers Tammy Jo Brown and Wallis Mahute have each raised $8,925 and $1,037, respectively. NPA candidate Kris Long has raised $3,480.18.

Next week is qualifying week for the races. 

“Anyone interested in running for office for the 2018 election cycle will qualify during the week of June 18 (beginning at 12 noon) through June 22 (ending at noon),” stated Santa Rosa County Supervisor of Elections Tappie Villane. 

Qualifying information can be found at (under the candidate). Call (850) 983-1900 for more information.