School board candidate files campaign committee

Just one of eight candidates running for seats on the Kingman Unified School District governing board has filed a statement of organization with the Mohave County Elections Department.

Charles Lucero, a local dentist, filed his statement of organization on June 17.

"A filing of a statement of organization is required to stay within the guidelines of campaign finance law if any candidate expects to raise or spend more than $500 on their campaign," said Kim Stewart, elections department assistant.

"All other (school board) candidates filed a Threshold Statement, which permits them to raise or spend up to $500.

A candidate has five days after going over $500 to file a statement of organization."

In his statement of organization, Lucero named Steve Pebley as his campaign chairman and Annie Barrera as his treasurer.

Pebley is a district manager for Frontier Communications.

Barrera works as a receptionist in Lucero's office.

"When I filed the statement of organization, I was not sure if I would raise any money for my campaign," Lucero said.

"The people at the elections department instructed me to do it.

"I have not raised any funds, nor do I expect to.

I've sent in statements every two to three weeks saying there has been no (fund-raising) activity."

Lucero, a member of the KUSD board the past two years, is seeking to win a seat on the new five-member board to be elected Nov.

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Pat Carlin Jr., Jeri Short, Andra Goldberg, Doris Goodale, Mike Cobb, C.

David Cooley and Missy Grasser are the other candidates running for seats.

The top three vote getters will earn four-year terms on the board, according to Mike File, Mohave County superintendent of schools.

The individuals with the fourth and fifth-highest number of votes get two-year terms.