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Only incumbents in fire protection district; no election will occur

Five candidates are lining up for school board seats in Windsor, but the fire protection district will see no changes in the upcoming election.

With Esther Lemus, one of the three incumbents for the Windsor Unified School District Board of Trustees, making a bid for a spot on the town council, the deadline for declaring candidacy for the board came to a close as of Aug. 15 at 5 p.m. The County Registrar of Voters has released the following list of candidates: (All information is taken from the filing documents of the candidates).

Richard E. Carnation. Age 57. Occupation: business owner and wrestling coach. Father of five children, all of whom went to Windsor schools, and he is the founding coach of Windsor High School’s wrestling program. He was an early board member of the Windsor Boys & Girls Club, a lifetime Boosters member and was involved in the construction of the original football field.

Eric Heitz. (incumbent. Has served one, four-year term). Age 50. Occupation: public school teacher and athletic director. Holds a master’s degree in educational leadership and a California School Board master’s in governance. During tenure on the board has served on facilities, bond, policy, visual/performing arts and LCAP subcommittees. Born and raised in Windsor and raised two children in the Windsor school district.

Stephanie Ahmad. Age 34. Occupation: employee benefits attorney. Attended Windsor schools from kindergarten through high school, and is a current parent to a third and a fifth grader in Windsor Unified School District. Current president of the Windsor Education Foundation.

Warin J. Parker. Age not given. Occupation: financial planner. Former mayor and town council member and current board member of People4Parks. Chair of the Rotary High School Scholarship Program. Father of six, has lived in Windsor 25 years.

Sandy Dobbins. (incumbent. Has served four, four-year-terms). Age 55. Occupation: Accounting manager. Has lived in Windsor for 28 years and raised two daughters in the school system.

In the Windsor Fire Protection District, the two incumbents are geologist Steven Klick and business owner Steven Plamann. They are running unopposed, so there will not be an election. According to the county registrar’s office, they will simply be reappointed to four-year terms.

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