August 17, 2009

Starosicak and Cutter File to Run in 2010

starosciak_small.jpg Joyce Starosciak, the current San Leandro City Councilmember for District 4, and Pauline Cutter, the current San Leandro School Board member for Area 2, filed papers recently to run for office in 2010.

San Leandro Bytes has obtained copies of Cutter's filing and Starosciak's filing from the San Leandro City Clerk's office.

Starosciak will be running for Mayor of San Leandro against incumbent Tony Santos. Other possible candidates include former Mayor Shelia Young and former School Board member Stephen Cassidy. Starosciak served on Recreation and Parks Commission from 1993 to 1994 and the San Leandro School Board for one term from 1994 to 1998. In 2005, Starosciak defeated Mike Mahoney in a run-off election for City Council and successfully ran for re-election in 2008. Her current term ends in 2012.

cutter_small.jpgCutter will be running for the San Leandro City Council seat currently held by Bill Stephens, who is being termed out after serving two full terms on the City Council. Cutter was first elected to the San Leandro School Board when she defeated Stephens in 1998.

In addition to the District 5 City Council seat and the Mayor, District 3 Councilmember Diana Souza and District 1 Councilmember Michael Gregory are up for re-election in 2010.

The election is currently scheduled for June 2010, but the City Council is considering instant runoff voting (IRV), which would likely move the election to November 2010.

Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at August 17, 2009 4:43 PM | TrackBack

I don't know what's worse, a corrupt senile old man for Mayor or a coniving corrupt woman who gives campaign contributors a sweetheart deal on city property paid for by taxpayors. At this point, Cassidy is the great white hope. I think many of us are hoping he runs.

Posted by: Frank at August 19, 2009 9:44 PM
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