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Candidates visit City Hall for nomination papers, no completed forms yet submitted
By Andrea Papagianis
Eight residents have visited City Hall and pulled papers to fill three seats on the Dana Point City Council that will become available in November as two council members seek higher office and one terms out of his seat.
Mayor Lisa Bartlett and Councilman Bill Brough are running for the Orange County Board of Supervisors 5th District and California Assembly’s 73rd District, respectively. Councilman Steven Weinberg is term-limited, leaving Councilmen Carlos Olvera and Scott Schoeffel on the city’s five-member governing body.
So far, eight potential council candidates have pulled nomination papers, according to City Clerk Kathy Ward. Those who have started the candidacy process include: Denise Erkeneff, Nancy Jenkins, Joe Muller, Jody Payne, Chuck Rathbone, John Tomlinson, Richard Viczorek and Alan Wickstrom.
The nominating period for all candidates closes Wednesday, August 13 at 5:30 p.m.
All candidates must collect at least 20 signatures from registered Dana Point voters. Those signatures will then be verified by the Orange County Registrar.
Learn about the city’s election at www.danapoint.org.