More than 100 candidates filed for elected positions on dozens of councils and boards up for grabs in the Nov. 3 election, but the filing deadline will be extended for five of the nine cities that have openings on their councils.

Friday was the deadline for candidates to file. But in any race where at least one incumbent decided not to seek re-election, the deadline is extended until 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Posts up for grabs in the November election include seats on the Tamalpais Union High School District board, two on the San Rafael City Council, two on the Novato City Council and 12 seats on sanitary district boards in Southern Marin, where sewage spills have fouled the bay.

Seats at stake on Marin's November ballot include:

City councils

Corte Madera: Three open seats. Incumbents Carla Condon and Michael Lappert have filed. Others filers are George Topor and Diane Furst. Barbara Soloman and Harris Holzberg took out papers. Filing extended.

Fairfax: Three open seats. Incumbents David Weinsoff and Susan Brandborg filed as well as John Reed. Papers were taken out by Wendy Baker, Pam Hartwell-Herrero, Chris Lang, William Madsen and Dean Smith. Filing extended.

Larkspur: Three open seats. Incumbents Joan Lundstrom and Daniel Hillmer have filed. Incumbent Ron Arlas has said he won't run. Len Rifkind and Chris McCluney also filed. Filing extended.

Mill Valley: Two open seats. Incumbents Andrew Berman and Shawn Marshall have filed as has George Gordon. Filing closed.

Novato: Two open seats.


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Incumbent Pat Eklund has filed along with John Coleman, Eleanor Sluis, Denise Athas and Eric Lucan. Filing extended.

San Anselmo: Three open seats. Incumbents Peter Breen, Ted Freeman and Judy House have filed along with Tom McInerney and Jeff Kroot. Kathryn Coleman has taken out papers. Filing closed.

San Rafael: Two open seats. Incumbent Barbara Heller and David Mayer filed. Papers have been taken out by Whitney Hoyt, Marc Levine, Eric Holm and Gary Ford. Filing extended.

Sausalito: One seat open. Special election to fill the seat of Amy Belser, who resigned. Rene Bruyn and Carolyn Ford. Filing closed.

Tiburon: Three open seats. Incumbent Alice Fredericks has filed, along with Emmett O'Donnell, Jim Fraser, John Kunzweiller and Brian McCullough. Filing open.

School districts

County Board of Education: Three open seats. Incumbents David Hellman, Marilyn Nemzer and Curtis Robinson filed as did Nejat Duzgunes. Filing closed.

Dixie: Three open seats. Incumbents Bruce Abbott and Mark Schott as well as Brad Honsberger have filed. Filing extended.

Kentfield: Four open seats. Incumbents Juli Kauffman, Cythia Roenisch and Ashley Paff have filed along with Elizabeth Freeman. Filing extended.

Laguna Joint: Two open seats. Incumbents Daniel Hess and Sharon Hess have filed. Filing closed. No race.

Lagunitas: Three open seats. Incumbents Stephanie O'Brien and Stephen Rebscher have filed along with Steven Charrier and Christopher Sabec. Filing extended.

Larkspur: Three open seats. Incumbent Dominique Hailiej has filed along with Philip Wade, Jason Brodersen and Bonnie Frank. Filing extended.

Lincoln: Two open seats. Incumbents Robert Corda and James Grossi Jr. have filed. Filing closed. No race.

Marin Community College: Four open seats. Incumbents Barbara Dolan, Wanden Treanor and Annan Paterson filed, along with Diana Conti and Mark Ginalski. Filing closed.

Mill Valley: Three open seats. Incumbent Stephen Sell has filed along with Robin Moses and Raoul Wertz. Filing extended.

Nicasio: Two open seats. Incumbents Madeleine Sloane and Kimberly Wallach have filed. Filing closed. No race.

Novato Unified: Three open seats. Incumbent Derek Knell filed along with Dustin Steiger, Maria Aguila and Shelly Scott. Filing extended.

Reed Union: Three open seats. None of the three incumbents are running. Howard Block, Robert Scannell and Nancy O'Neill have filed. Filing extended.

Ross: Three open seats. None of the incumbents are running. Robert Dickinson, Stanley Gaither and Todd Blake have filed. Filing extended.

Ross Valley: Two open seats. Incumbents aren't running. Chris Carlucci, Lori Lopin and Heidi Weller filed.

San Rafael: Two open seats. Incumbents Jon Loberg and Natu Tuatagaloa filed. Filing closed. No race.

Shoreline Unified: Three open seats. Incumbents Jane Healy and John Kehoe filed as did Candace Furlong. Filing extended.

Tamalpais Union: Three open seats. Incumbents Suan Schmidt and John Wright have filed as has Monica Bonny. Merrill Boyce took out papers. Filing extended.

Union Joint: Two open seats. Incumbent Diane Lavio Rawley filed as did Lisa Hartman. Filing extended.

Community service districts

Bel Marin Keys: Two open seats. Incumbents John Montobbio and Vincent Lattanzio filed. Filing closed. No race.

Marin City: Four open seats. None of the three incumbents are running. La Tanya Wiggins, Michael Coleman, Charmaine Baker and Everett Bandon filed. Filing extended.

Marinwood: Two open seats. Incumbents Bruce Anderson and Eugene Elliot filed as did Leah Green. Filing closed.

Muir Beach: Three open seats. Incumbents Mary Hobson, Peter Rudnick, Shere Stoddard and Dan Fitzpatrick filed along with Scott Bender and Paul Jeschke.

Tamalpais: Two open seats. Incumbents James Jacobs and Rick Dean Johnson filed. Filing closed. No race.

Tomales: Three open seats. Incumbent Walter Earle filed along with Paul Vinck, Dale Conroy, Eric Knudsen and Hope Sturges. Filing extended.

Fire districts

Kentfield: Three open seats. Incumbents Ralph McLeran and Ron Naso filed. Filing extended.

Novato: Two open seats. Incumbents Brad Beedle and Farhad Mansourian filed. Filing closed. No race.

Sleepy Hollow: One open seat. Incumbent Richard Shortall filed as did Karen Molden.

Southern Marin: Four open seats. Incumbents Kurt Chun, Dennis Sullivan, William Scott Vonstein and Catherine Hilliard filed as did Martin Langeveld, Daniel St. John and Scott Wilmore. Filing extended.

Stinson Beach: Two open seats. Incumbents Peter Sandmann and Mark Allen White filed. Filing closed. No race.

Tiburon: Three open seats. Incumbents Tom 0'Neill, David Kirchoff and Margot Plant filed. Filing closed. No race.

Pubilic utility districts

Bolinas: Three open seats. Incumbents Barbara Kimball and Jack Siedman filed along with John Norton and Kimberly Bender. Filing extended.

Inverness: Two open seats. Incumbents Kenneth Emanuels and Scoby Zook filed. Filing closed. No race.

Sanitary districts

Alto: Two open seats. Incumbents Stan Bransgrove and Michael McCarthy filed. Filing closed. No race.

Homestead Valley: Two open seats. Incumbents Burnett Tregoning and Catherine Howe filed. Filing closed. No race.

Las Gallinas Valley: Three open seats. Incumbents Russell Geenfield, Megan Clark and Lawrence Loder filed as did James Shaw. Filing closed.

Novato: Three open seats. Incumbents Bill Long, Michael DiGiorgio and Arthur Knutson filed along with E.A. Sam Renati, James Scott, Dennis Fishwick and Dennis Welsh. Filing closed.

Richardson Bay: Three open seats. Incumbents Roy Benvenuti, Edward Sotelo and Leon Willat filed. Filing closed. No race.

Sausalito-Marin City: Three open seats. Incumbents Ann Arnott, William Berkman and Raymond Gergus filed. Filing closed. No race.

Tiburon: Two open seats. Incumbent Catherine Benediktsson filed along with Cynthia Batt, Roy Fedotoff, and Fred Hannahs. Filing extended.

Water district

North Marin: Two seats open. Incumbents Rick Fraites and John Schoonover filed. Filing closed. No race.


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