MARTINEZ -- Five candidates are vying for three seats on the Martinez school board, including a former member who stepped down just two years ago.

Incumbents Denise Elsken, John Fuller and Kathi McLaughlin filed paperwork by the Friday deadline to defend their seats in November.

In a surprise twist, Ron Skrehot -- who left the board in 2010 after serving eight years -- is making a bid for a comeback. Rounding out the group is Dena Betti, who came in fourth place with 11 percent of the vote in the 2010 election.

Lisa P. White covers Martinez and Pleasant Hill. Contact her at 925-943-8011. Follow her at Twitter.com/lisa_p_white.



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