Friday, August 10, 2012

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.

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.

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:

Sandra L. "Sandy" Genis
Tom Hopkins
Colin McCarthy
Al Melone
Steve Mensinger
Gary Monahan
James Rader
John Stephens
Harold Weitzberg

As of this writing just after 6:00 p.m. the certification of the signatures for Genis, Hopkins and Rader is pending.

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.

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...

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Blogger Tina Wilcox Gold said...

What happened with the other fellow who was running whose name I've forgot?

8/10/2012 06:35:00 PM  
Blogger The Pot Stirrer said...

Marshall Krupp dropped out on August 1st and disappeared from sight.

8/10/2012 06:40:00 PM  
Blogger Gericault said...

Those are the names on the ballot,.....they threw a couple more on to just subterfuge the coalesced opposition.
No worries,....we have a very determined and solidified slate. do they.
The rest are just to deflect the Low info voter. Which ,unfortunately, is most of us.
The active voters that are awake and watching the contemptible corporate takeover of our once fine city, don't need any convincing from me. They see it clearly.
It's obvious.
Let the games begin..........

8/10/2012 11:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Mike M said...

Throw in two randoms at the very last minute to dilute the 'challengers,' then hammer everyone with mailers with your big campaign war chest, keep lying... hoila! Majority continues.

Gonna be one hell of a ride these next three months.

NO ON THE CHARTER and the 3M's!!!

8/11/2012 09:30:00 AM  
Blogger just wondering... said...

I don't believe it will matter. The people we've spoken to are wise to it, and are so fed up, no amount of money is going to change it for them. Its very encouraging to hear the people in the precincts. We have a lot of support from the residents.

And as far as Paul Ryan, I think he just cost Romney the election.

8/13/2012 11:44:00 AM  

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