With current District 5 supervisor Lisa Nixon's announcement in August that she wouldn't run for another term, Catherine Gilbert and Nancy Ogren have thrown their hats in the ring.

Siskiyou County supervisors Brandon Criss and Ed Valenzuela will both have challengers in the March 3 election, and two women will go head to head for the District 4 seat to represent the Yreka area.

In District 1, which encompasses the entire eastern half of the county from Tulelake south to McCloud, Angelina Cook filed paperwork to run against Criss, who was first elected to his position in 2012.

Valenzuela, who has been the District 2 supervisor since 2008, has been challenged by Mount Shasta’s Paul Beck.

With current District 4 supervisor Lisa Nixon’s announcement in August that she wouldn’t run for another term, Catherine Gilbert and Nancy Ogren have thrown their hats in the ring.

Other Siskiyou races

Only incumbent judge Karen Dixon filed paperwork for the Superior Court Judge position.

In the race for two Hornbrook Community Service District seats there will be six names on the ballot:

• Kimberly Olson

• Matthew Stone

• Elaine Mellon

• Roger Gifford

• Randy Scheimer

• Raegan Duncan.

Those who wish to be a write-in candidate for offices to appear on the March 3 ballot must file paperwork with Siskiyou County Clerk Laura Bynum between Jan. 6 and Feb. 18. Write-in candidates must be a registered voter within the district they are running for.

State races

At the state level, several candidates are trying to defeat the husband-and-wife duo of state Senator Brian Dahle and Assemblywoman Megan Dahle. Three of the candidates running against Brian Dahle in 2020 lost to him in a 2019 special election.

Democrat Elizabeth Betancourt, who lost to Megan Dahle in a special election last month, is returning to challenge the Republican in 2020.

Also on the ballot is the race for the U.S. Congressional seat representing California’s 1st District. But the official list of candidates has yet to be released by California’s Secretary of State.

Candidates for state Assembly District 1

• Incumbent Megan Dahle, Republican

• Elizabeth Betancourt, Democrat

• John Paul Buckley, Republican

Two people are running against Megan Dahle, who was elected to the Assembly in a November special election. The top two vote-getters on March 3 will move on to the November 2020 general election, even if one receives more than 50 percent of votes in the spring primary.

Candidates for state Senate District 1

• Incumbent Brian Dahle, Republican

• Kevin Kiley, Republican

• Beth Gaines, Republican

• Rex Hime, Republican

• Theodore Dziuba, Republican

• Senator Chase Buick, Independent

• Nancy A. Knechel, Democrat

Six people are running against Brian Dahle, who was sent to the Senate in a June special election. Like the Assembly race, the two candidates who receive the most votes in March will run against each other in the November general election.

Other items appearing on the ballot

U.S. Congress for California’s 1st District: Incumbent Doug LaMalfa, a Republican, is expected to face multiple challengers, including Democrat Audrey Denney and independent Gregory Cheadle.

Ballots for voters registered as Republicans and Democrats will look the same except with different presidential candidates at the top for the state’s primary.