Nine Is The Magic Number!
Shortly after 5:00 p.m. today, Friday, August 10th, the Costa Mesa City Clerk's office released the names of the candidates who completed and submitted the necessary paperwork by the deadline to run for a seat on the Costa Mesa City Council in November.
TRIPLE THE SEATS AVAILABLE
There are nine (9) candidates who completed the paperwork and three of those are still having the necessary signatures required for this process being certified by the Registrar of Voters.
AND THE CANDIDATES ARE...
Here is the list of those souls who are running for one of the three seats available on the Costa Mesa City Council in November:
SIGNATURES STILL PENDING ON 3
As of this writing just after 6:00 p.m. the certification of the signatures for Genis, Hopkins and Rader is pending.
TWO NEW GUYS
The only surprises are Tom Hopkins and James Rader - names that are unfamiliar to many who follow local politics. I've placed calls to both men to chat with them about their reasons for filing to run for city council. I'll report more when I know it.
Mr. Rader is an electronics salesman who lives on the Westside of town.
Mr. Hopkins is an "international broker", working for MONEX and lives in the north part of town.
MORE TO FOLLOW...
I have no idea what their views are on any of the major issues in town. Hopefully, a conversation will enlighten us. In the meantime they're all off and running...