LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – The fields of candidates for fall city council races in Lakeport and Clearlake are starting to form.
The two city councils will each have three seats on the Nov. 6 ballot.
Clearlake City Clerk Melissa Swanson and Lakeport City Clerk Janel Chapman both reported on Friday that, because at least one incumbent in each of the races is not seeking reelection, the Friday deadline for filing was extended to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15.
In Clearlake, Judy Thein and Curt Giambruno have said they will not run. In Lakeport, Roy Parmentier did not take out papers to seek reelection.
As of Friday, Swanson said five people had qualified for the November council race – incumbent Joyce Overton, business owners Denise Loustalot and Melinda Young, Bunnie Carter and Bruno Sabatier.
In Lakeport, Chapman said candidates who had qualified included incumbents Bob Rumfelt and Suzanne Lyons, businessman Kenny Parlet and former planning commissioner Marc Spillman.
City residents still wanting to get a place on the ballot can contact Swanson at 707-995-8201, Extension 106, or Chapman at 707-263-5615, Extension 12, for the appropriate documents and information.
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