One last minute entry brought the count of candidates seeking a seat on the Encinitas City Council dias to nine. Peter Schuh, who did not submit a candidate statement of qualifications, paid the $25 filing fee on August 15, just before the 6p.m. deadline according to City Clerk Kathy Hollywood.
With the retirement of longtime Councilman Jim Bond, one position is vacant, while current Mayor Jerome Stocks and are actively seeking to retain their seats.
In addition, first time candidates Thomas Brophy, Kevin Forrester, Lisa Shaffer, Barbara Yost and Bryan Ziegler have all thrown their hats into the ring. Tony Kranz, who ran two years ago, has also filed candidacy papers.
Thomas Brophy, Ph.D., is an author and a faculty member at the California Institute for Human Science; Kevin Forrester, 55, is an attorney, Judge pro tem and real estate broker; Tony Kranz, 53, is a graphics arts professional; Mark Muir, 56, is a retired fire chief; Peter Schuh is the C.E.O. of Circle Biodiesel & Ethanol Corporation; Lisa Shaffer, 59, is an educator in business ethics; Jerome Stocks, 53, is an independent insurance businessman; Barbara Yost, 51, is an author and former emergency medical technician; and Bryan Ziegler, 32, is a senior deputy counsel for the county of San Diego.
The community will have several opportunities to get to know the candidates better over the next two and a half months, as several organizations are preparing to host town hall meetings and quasi-debates.
Patch is working to compile an online election guide for Encinitas voters, so check back soon for more information on these candidates.