MODESTO — Contested races are starting to shape up for the local board and council positions to be filled in the Nov. 5 election.
Friday is the deadline for filing, except in cases when the incumbent is not running. In those races, the filing period is Aug. 14.
Here is a recap of the candidates through the third week of the filing period:
Modesto City Council District 2 No new candidates; three people have pulled papers: Jon Rodriguez, Tony Madrigal and Juan Telles. Incumbent Dave Geer is not seeking re-election.
Modesto Council District 4 Bill Zoslocki has completed the paperwork; Juan Melgoza, Rickey McGill and Ryan Schambers have pulled papers. Incumbent Joe Muratore is not running.
Modesto Council District 5 Challenger Jenny Ketchum Kenoyer has completed the paperwork. Councilwoman Stephanie Burnside pulled papers Friday.
Modesto City Schools board, four-year terms Incumbent Sue Zwahlen has completed the filing, and her fellow board members Rubén A. Villalobos and Cindy Marks have pulled papers. Two challengers have started the process: Brett McBay and Michael D. Scheid.
Modesto school board, two-year term Dean Smeltzer, who initially pulled papers for the four-year term, has switched to this race. Also pulling papers: Charlie Grom and Jordan Dickson. Appointee Stacie Morales announced this week that she will not run for the seat.
Modesto Irrigation District Division 2 John Mensinger has declared. Incumbent Glen Wild is not running.
MID Division 3 Paul Campbell and Les Johnson have declared. Incumbent Tom Van Groningen is not running.
MID Division 4 Jim Mortensen, Jake Wenger and Ted Donham have declared. Incumbent Paul Warda is not running.
Ceres City Council (two seats) Councilman Ken Lane has completed the paperwork to run for re-election.
Stanislaus County Board of Education Area 1: Incumbent Kim Rose declared; Area 2: no candidate so far; Area 5: Adriana Garcia declared.
Ceres school board Incumbents have at least started the paperwork in each of the four areas: Mike Welsh, Area 2; Valli Wigt, Area 3; Lourdes Perez, Area 5; and Betty Sue Davis, Area 6. There still are no challengers.
Empire school board Three candidates for three openings: incumbents Patty Shafer and Doug Bentley and former trustee Nick Bavaro.
Denair school board full term Three declared candidates for two openings: Sandi Dirkse, Robert Hodges and Travis "T.J." Lake.
Denair school board short term One opening; Kathi Dunham-Filson has declared.
Oakdale school board Three candidates for three openings in Area 2: incumbents Mike House, Diane Gilbert and Joe Peterson.
Riverbank school board Three openings; Patrick Hagan has declared.
Sylvan school board The three incumbents have declared: Terriann Zeek, George Rawe and Cyndi Lindsey.
Turlock Unified school board Area 2 Incumbent Tami Harrill-Muniz has declared.
Turlock school board Area 4 Incumbent Bob Weaver has declared.
Turlock school board Area 6 Joe Lewis has declared.
Turlock Irrigation District Division 2
Incumbent Charles Fer-nandes has declared.
TID Division 3 Incumbent Joe Alamo has declared.
TID Division 5 Incumbent Ron Macedo has declared.
The complete list of Stanislaus County openings and those who have declared is available at http://stanvote.com. Click on Candidates/Measures in the menu on the left.