Mayor Trish Kelley has become the first official City Council candidate in the November election, after filing her nomination documents on Thursday and officially qualifying for office today. She is joined by City Commissioner Brian Skalsky and Mayor Pro Tem Dave Leckness whose candidacies also became official today.
Twelve other residents have pulled papers for three open seats in the City Council election. The posts are currently occupied by Mayor Kelley, Mayor Pro Tem Leckness and Council Member John Paul Ledesma, who is not eligible for re-election due to the City’s term limit ordinance.
The candidates who have pulled papers so far include Daniel Avery, web designer; Bill Barker, registered professional engineer; Donna Bourassa, MVEA treasurer; Fred Carr, businessman; Mark Dobrilovic, financial advisor; Ken Golemo, consumer marketing consultant; Neil Lonsinger; Lance MacLean, former Council Member; Sam Mamola, trust attorney/businessman; Rhonda B. Reardon, retired businesswoman; Richard (Rick) Sandzimier, a planning/transportation consultant; and Steven D. Sperling, Esq., an attorney.
City Council Candidate Nomination Papers are available during the nomination period that began on July 12 and ends next Friday, Aug. 6. Candidates have until 5 p.m. that day to file nomination documents and statements of qualification for office. The deadline extends to Aug. 11 only if an incumbent is not running for re-election and does not file papers by Aug. 6.
Candidates must be registered voters and reside in the City of Mission Viejo.
For more information, call 949-470-3033.