Tim Alpers announced Wednesday evening he will go toe-to-toe with incumbent Vikki Bauer for the Mono County District 3 Supervisor seat.
District 3 includes part of Mammoth Lakes and the communities of Lee Vining, June Lake, and north to Conway Summit.
Alpers served as a supervisor in the past and is well known throughout the county and the state for his trophy Alpers trout.
He has also been involved in a recent effort to make county property on the Conway Ranch area a viable trout hatchery in order to protect the county in the long term from state cuts to hatcheries.
“I retired from my 42-year career in aquaculture to pursue my passion for public service,” he said Wednesday. “Alpers Trout will continue to be stocked in the waters of Inyo and Mono Counties as I have transferred my ownership interest to my former partners, John Frederickson and Steve Brown.”
As a former Mono County District 3 Supervisor, Alpers decided to return to public life due to a concern about the future of the country as well as Mono County, he said.
“My vision for Mono County is that it can become a sparkling, positive example for the nation of how our government can partner with its constituencies to dispense realistic, efficient, and cost effective services,” Alpers said. “The keys to economic health are small business success and a competent, motivated workforce in both the public and private sectors.”
Bauer announced she would run again for the seat last week.
Alpers had not yet registered or pulled papers for getting signatures in lieu of filing fees as of this posting, nor had Bauer, according to the county clerks office.
Bob Peters and Tim Fesko from District 4 (Bridgeport, Walker, Coleville, Antelope Valley and the surrounding area as well as a small section of Mammoth Lakes) have both pulled papers for getting signatures in lieu of filing fees for the seat that is currently held by Supervisor Tim Hansen.
District 2 Supervisor Hap Hazard has done the same. Hazard is currently the only candidate running for District 2.