10:00 PM PDT on Thursday, August 12, 2010

By DARRELL R. SANTSCHI
The Press-Enterprise

Voters in San Bernardino County will elect a county supervisor, three mayors and a host of city council and school board members Nov. 2.

The election filing period ended Friday for most races, and on Wednesday for those races in which one or more incumbents did not seek re-election.

Second District county Supervisor Paul Biane will be challenged by Fontana City Councilwoman Janice Rutherford in a runoff growing out of their close 1-2 finish in the June primary election.

The race to fill two seats on the Rialto Unified School District governing board gained national attention when Aryan Nations member Daniel B. Schruender joined a field of seven candidates.

The other candidates are incumbent John R. Kazalunas and Sara Garcia, retired teacher Joanne Gilbert, consultants Lacey Kendall and Edgar Montes and Brenda Parker.

In Fontana, six candidates are seeking to replace former Mayor Mark Nuaimi, who resigned in June. Fontana Councilwoman Acquanetta Warren is being challenged by Chuck Andrzejczyk, Melissa Brown, Bobbi Chavarria, Vincent Daniel and Keith McCarter.

Colton Mayor Kelly Chastain will be opposed by David R. Zamora, a former Colton community development director who serves on the board of the Colton Joint Unified School District.

Three of the city’s seven council seats also will be filled Nov. 2.

In District 1, incumbent David J. Toro is running against Kathy Jaramillo. In District 2, where incumbent Richard DeLaRosa is not seeking re-election, retired businessman Frank A. Gonzales is running against Tony Morales, who lists his occupation as a manager. In District 4, incumbent Susan Oliva will face Rosanne Ramos Reyes.

Grand Terrace Mayor Maryetta Ferre is not running for re-election. Vying for her seat are real estate saleswoman Denise DeCenty-Sternberg, businesswoman Sally McGuire, Councilman Walt Stanckiewitz and business consultant Doug Wilson.

Incumbent Councilwoman Bea Cortes is seeking re-election to a four-year term, opposed by businessman Richard Loder, Bernardino Sandoval and Thomas Schwab, who was Grand Terrace’s city manager from 1989 until he took a medical retirement last year.

Planning Commissioner Darcy McNaboe is running against retired budget analyst Sylvia Robles in a bid to fill the remaining two years in the term of former Councilman Jim Miller. Miller resigned and has since pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor in connection with payments for advertising he voted to approve to his wife’s weekly newspaper.

Seven candidates, including incumbents Larry McCallon and Jody Scott, are running for three seats on the Highland City Council. One of the candidates is Sam Racadio, who served as the town’s city manager from 1988 to 2006. The others are businessman Michael Bogh, business manager Tony Mauricio, bus driver Joshua Otrey and businesswoman Anne L. Viricel.

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