Rick Farinelli is a lifelong resident of Madera County. He attended local schools, worked and raised his family in Madera County and is a product of the principles, values and culture of his community.
Dr. Loraine Goodwin is unique among all of the candidates who are on the ballot for the June primary election.
Gary Svanda brings 40 years of business experience and 10 years in local government to his race to represent District 3 on the Madera County Board of Supervisors.
Madera attorney Brian Austin’s 2012 campaign for judge is his second run for the Superior Court bench, having run for judge in 2010.
Joseph A. Soldani is seeking a full term as Madera County Superior Court Judge, Office One. He was appointed to the bench in 2010, by then Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger at the death of Judge Edward P.
Mark Belden, a general contractor and business owner, is running for a seat in the California Assembly from the 5th District. He was born in Oakland and graduated from high school in Fremont.
The Bigelows have appeared in local newspapers for more than 100 years. They are a pioneer family of long standing, and have contributed heavily to the economic and political life of this area.
Marc Boyd is a California native who lives in Arnold, near Calaveras Big Trees State Park, and is currently engaged as a substitute teacher in Calaveras County.
Timothy K. Fitzgerald, an author, philosopher and economist, is seeking a seat in the Assembly from the 5th District. He has been a community activist for more than 30 years.
Born in Fresno in 1958 and raised in the foothills, Rico Oller built a successful building materials business out of his garage by working 16 hours a day.