District 5 challenger files

County planning commissioner vying for Ridge seat

Magalia resident Henry Schleiger (pictured) has filed paperwork with the Butte County Elections Office indicating his intention to run against Supervisor Doug Teeter next year.

Teeter has represented District 5, which encompasses Paradise, Magalia and Butte Creek Canyon, since 2013. Schleiger, who currently sits on the Butte County Planning Commission, is a U.S. Navy veteran and has spent a career in “wildfire mapping,” according to his Facebook campaign page. He was appointed to the commission by District 3 Supervisor Tami Ritter.

Schleiger wrote on his campaign page that “it’s time for new leadership,” and county voters have a chance to “flip Butte County politics for the first time in known history.”