July 14, 2010

Election Filing Period Begins for November 2010 Election

The election filing period for the November 2, 2010, election opened on Monday, July 12, 2010. In San Leandro, the office of Mayor and City Council seats in Districts 1, 3, and 5, will be decided in November. The Mayor and members of the City Council are elected by all San Leandro voters, but Councilmembers are required to reside in specific District areas.

Numerous candidates have already entered the races for Mayor and City Council, although none of them will be official until the required nomination papers with the signatures of 20 registered voters are validated.

In the Mayor's race, incumbent Tony Santos faces a challenge from San Leandro City Councilmember Joyce Starosciak, former San Leandro School Board member Stephen Cassidy, and newcomer Sara Mestas.

District 1 Councilmember Michael Gregory faces a challenge from former Oakland School Board member David Anderson.

When asked, District 3 Councilmember Diana Souza said that she will seek re-election. For now, Souza has no declared challengers.

With District 5 Councilmember Bill Stephens unable to seek re-election because of term limits, San Leandro School Board member Pauline Cutter, Human Services Commissioner Corina Lopez, and newcomer Ted Kai have all stated their intention to seek the seat.

Candidates have until August 6, 2010, to submit the paperwork required to appear on the November ballot. See http://www.sanleandro.org/howdoi/run/defaullt.asp for more information on running for Mayor or City Council.

3:13pm: Updated to show that Souza is running for re-election.

Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at July 14, 2010 9:22 AM | TrackBack
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