by Winston Chua
ARCADIA – Atotal of seven candidates have pulled out paperwork they must complete if theywish to be considered for a City Council seat this spring.
Arcadia Mayor JohnWuo is terming out in the spring of 2010 and incumbents Bob Harbicht and PeterAmundson are running for reelection. Tammy Woloski, Sho C. Tay, 33-year-oldPaul Cheng, George Young and Jason Lee round out the list of potentialcandidates. Some of the seven may choose not to run. In the 2008 MunicipalElection, eight people pulled papers and only three filed.
GaryKovacic and Roger Chanlder led the way in 2008, with nearly 3,000 votes apiece. As of Nov. 29, there were exactly 28,667 registered voters in Arcadia.Elections in Arcadia are held the second week of April every two years, accordingto the City charter, with each year being an even numbered year. Those who areable to pass the 3,000 vote threshold may not necessarily win a seat, accordingto Lisa Mussenden, the chief deputy city clerk of the City of Arcadia.Mussenden has been serving the community for more than 26 years. The top threemost certainly vote getters certainly will.
Beforecandidates can officially consider themselves as potentials, they must finishpaperwork that contains between 20-30 signatures and submit it to the City byJan. 18. Candidates must be over 18, an Arcadia registered voter and a residentof the City. The top three candidates earn a spot on the City Council and mayserve two consecutive terms in a row before they term out. After two years theycan run once again.
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