The candidates who will fight for two seats in the Lancaster School District are James T. Jeffra, a deputy sheriff; Barbara McDonald, a community worker; Andy Visokey, an aerospace analyst, Valverda (Val) Holt and Martina Grable.
Two seats are also up for election in the Palmdale School District. Incumbents Sheldon Epstein and Larry D. Ott are being challenged by Helen Acosta.
Six candidates are vying for two seats on the Wilsona School District board. Incumbents Gayle Duns and Maurice Kunkel are being challenged by Dave Brandt Sr., a civil engineering consultant; Mack Lewis, a director of maintenance; Marc S. Sas Sr., an aerospace technician, and Christina Behringer.
In the Westside Union School District, incumbent Gwen Farrell will be challenged by teacher Scott Gmur and Christine Le Beau for two seats.
Other School Districts
Two seats on the Las Virgenes Unified School District in Agoura are being sought by incumbent Amy Berns and Harry B. Knaster, a physician.
Incumbent Ruth M. Ralphs and appointed incumbent Steven Coleman Sonder are running unopposed for two seats in the Gorman School District.
In the Hughes-Elizabeth Lakes Union School District, David Landes, a mechanic; Rick M. Sill, a pawnbroker-jeweler; Judy Toothaker, a parent; Charles E. Slay, Wayne Prindle and Michael Taylor will compete for two seats.
In Westlake Village, where election campaigns traditionally have been gentlemanly affairs, only one person will compete with Mayor Kenneth Rufener and Councilwoman Berniece Bennett for the seats they hold. Businessman Daniel J. Murphy, 47, filed his candidacy papers about 4:40 p.m. Friday.
Neighboring Agoura Hills extended its filing deadline to Wednesday because longtime Councilwoman Vicky Leary did not file for reelection. Although Leary, elected during the city's first campaign in 1982, announced some time ago that she would not seek reelection, city rules require a five-day extension of the deadline if an incumbent does not file.
By Friday, Mayor Louise Rishoff and two other candidates had filed their intentions to run. They are Planning Commissioner Joan Yacovone, supported by Leary to succeed her, and businessman Paul G. Mueller, a businessman who ran unsuccessfully in 1989.
In races for community college boards, eight candidates are competing for three seats in the Santa Clarita Community College District.
* The race for Office No. 2 will pit incument Michele R. Jenkins against James L. Feyler, an electronics designer, and Andy Martin, an earthquake insurance agent.
* Office No. 4 incumbent William J. Broyles is being challenged by businessman Bruce D. Fortine.
* Office No. 5 incumbent Richard D. Peoples faces challenges from Kurt M. Freeman, a public administrator, and Dan Brown.
In the race for two seats on the Antelope Valley Community College District board, incumbents Earl J. Wilson and Donald M. Ross are being challenged by Felix S. LeMarinel.
Voters also will decide among more than two-dozen candidates who are competing for seats on water district boards.
The most competitive race will be in the West Valley County Water District in the Antelope Valley, where nine candidates are competing for three seats. They are incumbent Steve Rener, appointed incumbents Glyndon E. Fry, Michael Chandler Graham and Jerri L. Stoyanoff; Paul M. Ciruso, an account specialist; Carl S. Koch, an attorney; James Luetger, a state traffic officer; Frances Maas, a homemaker, and Valentine Ramirez, a quality assurance manager.
The candidates for two seats on the Green Valley County Water District are appointed incumbents David Phillips and Jim Zerillo; Jim Billesbach, a fire captain; Philip Brazier, a retired engineering manager; Terry L. Kaldhusdal, a news reporter; James D. Steele, a rancher, and Douglas Mull.
A contest for two seats on the Quartz Hill Water District will be among incumbent Lee R. Richardson; Ben Harrison Jr., a general manager; John B. Mason, a retired civil servant, and Craig D. Yoder, a land development manager.
In the race for Division 3 and 4 of the Palm Ranch Irrigation District, incumbents Wayne D. Nygaard and Phillip L. Counts are running unopposed.
In the race for three seats on the Palmdale Water District board, Division 1 Director Leslie O. Carter and Division 4 Director John Sidwell are running unopposed. Division 3 Director Joe J. Sage is being challenged by retired aircraft worker Jay Freeman.
Staff writers Tracey Kaplan and Aaron Curtiss contributed to this story.