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Councilman Carlos Olvera says he will not seek re-election this November.
With the deadline approaching for those interested in running for City Council to pull and file nomination paperwork, Olvera says he will not be on the November ballot.
“I accomplished everything I wanted to accomplish,” Olvera said. He added that he will still continue with the Historical Commission and plans to spend time visiting family across the country with his wife.
Olvera’s seat, along with Councilman Scott Schoeffel’s, will be up for election this year. Schoeffel is unable to re-run due to serving two terms on the Council.
As of press time on Wednesday, at least two Dana Point residents’ names will be on the ballot to fill the two open Council seats. Penny Maynard and Paul Wyatt have been certified by the Orange County Office of the Registrar, according to City Clerk Kathy Ward.
Ward said city residents Nadia Khalil, Debra Lewis and Berenika Schmitz have filed nomination paperwork, but as of press time, they had not yet been certified. Ward said Nick St. George has also pulled nomination paperwork.
Because an incumbent will not file nomination papers by 5 p.m. on Aug. 12—the initial deadline for all applicants—the nomination period will be extended to Wednesday, Aug. 17 at 5:30 p.m.