Four of the 11 candidates are incumbents, Vice Mayor Sean Morgan, councilors Ann Schwab, Tami Ritter, and Randall Stone. The youngest candidate is 26-year-old Mercedes Macias who is a freelance copy editor and a blog writer. She is also a board member of the Theatre on the Ridge in Paradise. Reports indicate the candidate filing period ended this past Friday. Meanwhile, the deadline to sign up for Butte County races has been extended. Those seeking to run for offices where one or more incumbents are not seeking reelection have until 5 pm Wednesday to sign up. There are various School districts and special districts in Butte County that have open seats. Reportedly anyone other than an incumbent may come into the Butte County Clerk's office and complete the paperwork. For more information you can contact the Butte County Clerk-Recorder Election Division.