No hordes of citizens – in fact none at all – have jumped into the District 5 council race in response to Councilmember Diane Woolley’s surprise announcement that she’s not going to run again.
AC Transit Director Miriam Hawley, who took out papers to run last week, continues to be the lone candidate running in the district.
No new city council candidates have emerged at all this week, the second week people are able to take out papers to run for office.
Donald Read, a north hills resident, has taken out papers to run for school board. He’ll join incumbent Joaquin Rivera, John Selawsky, Irma Parker and Sherri Morton who are vying for the two open seats.
Four rent board hopefuls, running on a “progressive” slate for the four open seats, took out papers this week. They are: incumbent Max Anderson, Matthew Siegel, Judy Ann Alberti and Paul Hogarth.
Those who took out papers last week to run for city council are: District 2 – incumbent Margaret Breland and challengers Carol Hughes-Willoughby, Betty Hicks and Jon Crowder; District 3 – incumbent Vice Mayor Maudelle Shirek; District 5 - Hawley; District 6 – incumbent Councilmember Betty Olds, challenged by Norine Smith.
The filing period ends August 11.