Final fall city council races set

Originally posted on Lake County News

FRIDAY, 15 AUGUST 2014 00:50 ELIZABETH LARSON

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – The filing periods have closed for the city council races for Clearlake and Lakeport, with the makeup of the fall election fields now set.

The councils have two seats each up for election in the fall municipal elections.

The filing periods were extended from last Friday to the end of business on Wednesday due to the nonfiling of two candidates: Jeri Spittler in Clearlake, who is in a runoff with incumbent Jeff Smith for the District 2 seat on the Board of Supervisors, and Lakeport Councilman Tom Engstrom, who announced that he was not seeking a second term.

In Clearlake, a large field of seven has formed for the seats currently held by Spittler and Councilman Joey Luiz.

Luiz has signed up to run for a second term, according to City Clerk Melissa Swanson.

Also running for a council seat in Clearlake are Quincy Jackson, Russell Perdock, Michael Pesonen, Bruno Sabatier, Michael Walton and Andre Williams, Swanson reported.

In Lakeport, a smaller field has formed to fill the two seats up for election in November.

Lakeport City Clerk Janel Chapman told Lake County News that Robert Balentine, incumbent Stacey Mattina and Mireya Gehring Turner have all qualified to appear on the ballot.

The election is Nov. 4.

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