Big Bear Valley, CA — Come Monday, July 12, those interested in running for local office in the November General Election may file candidate papers with the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters. The November 2, 2010 election will include federal, state and county offices (with candidates nominated in the June Primary Election), as well as 15 offices specific to the Big Bear Valley. Offices open to candidates Valley-wide include two seats on the board of the Bear Valley Community Healthcare District, two seats on the board of the Big Bear Airport District, and two seats on the school board for Bear Valley Unified School District. Residents within the City of Big Bear Lake* are potentially eligible for one of three seats on the City Council. There are also zone-specific seats available on the Big Bear Municipal Water District’s Board of Directors; two of these, Districts 2 and 3, in Big Bear Lake and one in District 1, which includes Fawnskin and Baldwin Lake. East Valley residents living within the service area of the Big Bear City Community Services District have opportunity to run for one of four seats up for election on the five-member CSD Board of Directors. Prospective candidates have until Friday, August 6 to file candidate papers with the Registrar of Voters in order to be included in the November General Election. Upon obtaining papers, candidates will receive information handbooks. For more information, contact the Registrar’s office in San Bernardino at 387-8300, or toll-free at 800/881-8683.
*Full-time Big Bear Lake residents are also eligible for appointment to the Planning Commission and the DWP Board of Commissioners (click to access more information).