Council elections likely on hold…no new candidates

The filing period for candidates wishing to run in the March 2015 Municipal Election concluded on Monday with only three names Claremont residents know well.

Joe Lyons, Opanyi Nasiali and Sam Pedroza, all incumbents, were the only candidates to file papers putting into question whether an election will even be necessary.

According to the city website, when in a situation such as this, Elections Code allows the Claremont City Council to either make the appointments or decide to hold an election. The council will meet on Tuesday, December 16 at 4 p.m., in the council chambers, to make that decision.

The last time the Claremont municipal election was canceled was in 1988. In that election, former councilmembers Bill McCready and Judy Wright were reappointed.   


—Angela Bailey


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