Genis Announces Run For Costa Mesa City Council
Today former Mayor Sandra Genis will trek on over to City Hall and fill out the paperwork that will permit her to begin gathering funds for a run for the Costa Mesa City Council in November. This news will make some folks in town smile, while others will not be very happy about it. Such is life.
A TRUE PUBLIC SERVANT
Genis has served this city with distinction for decades, including her term on the council and as mayor. Most recently she served as the President of the Orange County Fairground Preservation Society, the organization that can take much credit for thwarting the bogus attempt by some local political appointees to get the State to sell them that jewel of a facility.
Genis' announcement brings the presumed field of candidates for the three seats that are available in November to 9 - so far.
It is presumed that incumbents Gary Monahan and Steve Mensinger will team-up with Colin McCarthy to run as a slate and get the backing of the Orange County Republican Party apparatus.
Marshall Krupp announced his candidacy some time ago and has been in full-court press ever since.
Harold Weitzberg recently announced his run for a seat on the dais, too.
Lawyer John Stephens announced his plan to run last week.
Medical Marijuana activist and former council candidate Sue Lester has also announced her intention to run.
Al Melone also announced his plan to run last week.
IT'S GOING TO BE AN INTERESTING FALL
Even without more people in the race, this is going to be one for the ages. The filing period begins next Monday, July 16th and extends until August 10th. At close of business on that day we'll know who actually will be in the race - then the fun begins.
DAILY PILOT ARTICLE
You can read Joe Serna's piece published just after 2:00 p.m. today online in the Daily Pilot about Genis' decision to run HERE.