No filing fees, ballot statement costs $315 to $360 in smaller trustee districts
By Miriam Raftery
July 24, 2016 (San Diego’s East County ) – For the first time, the Grossmont Union High School District will hold elections in November for individual trustee districts. There are no filing fees, though modest fees are charged for candidates to publish ballot statements. With smaller districts, the cost for ballot statements is far less than in the past --just $315 in Trustee Area 1 (Lemon Grove/Spring Valley/La Prensa),which is an open seat, and $360 in Trustee Area 2 (La Mesa/Casa de Oro/Mt. Helix and part of Rancho San Diego) currently represented by Jim Stieringer.
The candidate filing period opened July 18 and closes August 12th. August 12 is also the deadline for candidates to submit ballot statements, which for the first time will be accepted electronically.