2022 Elections

Our vote is important – but we need to know who we are voting for and what they stand for. It’s time for us to put people into positions who truly represent our county.

Tehama County Candidate Guide (includes requirement info for each position).

Don’t just vote – get to know your candidates!

Tehama County Candidates

2022 Positions Up for Election

Below are some of the candidates running for office in Tehama County in 2020.

My personal thoughts are that we need change – change in our leadership, change in the way we choose for who we vote.

It’s not enough that one candidate has more experience, better stage presence, more endorsements or prettier signs.

We need people who truly have the best interest of the people they represent. We need people who are going to change the way our county operates.

Think differently this election. Talk about the ugly stuff. Ask the hard questions.

I’ll be sharing my voting strategy soon – we need to be willing to talk about this stuff and not hide why we are voting certain ways. If you want to share your thoughts – email me: shawn@tehamafreedom.org.


The Sheriff has three primary duties: keep the peace (e.g., make arrests, respond to calls); attend the courts (e.g., superior court bailiffs); and operate the county jail. Our Sheriff also serves as coroner. Learn more here

Chad Parker




Unlike the separation of powers that characterizes the federal and state governments, the Board of Supervisors is both the legislative and the executive authority of the county. It also has quasi-judicial authorities. Learn more here+

There are 3 Supervisor positions up for election – District 3 & 4 are full term positions, district 1 is a short term position because the previous supervisor resigned mid-term. Learn more about the supervisor 1 appointment process HERE.

District 3

Pati Nolan

Email: waterwitch1965@gmail.com

Dennis Garton


Email: dgarten@co.tehama.ca.us

District 4

Bob Williams


Email: bobito3342@gmail.com

Controller / Auditor

Candy Carlson


Email: : kmcarlson@gmail.com