Two more signal entry into council race

ENCINITAS — Two more people have signaled they will run in the Encinitas City Council race on Nov. 4.

William Morrison, the vice president of the Leucadia 101 Main Street Association and Bryan Ziegler, a deputy county counsel who ran for a city council seat in 2012, pulled nomination papers this week, according to the City Clerk’s office.

Ziegler, in 2012, finished seventh out of nine candidates in a race that saw Tony Kranz, Lisa Shaffer and Mark Muir elected and incumbent Jerome Stocks voted out of office.

Morrison, according to biographical information on the Main Street website, is a licensed architect who currently serves as the group’s economic development chair.

Attempts to reach Ziegler were unsuccessful at the time of publication. The Coast News was not able to contact Morrison prior to publication.

In addition to Morrison and Ziegler, Julie Graboi and Catherine Blakespear have also pulled papers for the Council race, but have been actively campaigning for some time.

None of the candidates have returned the paperwork for certification at the time of publication.

Voters will select the city’s first elected mayor in addition to the City Council seat, which was vacated when Teresa Barth announced she would not seek re-election.

Five people have pulled papers for the mayor seat, including current council members Kristin Gaspar and Tony Kranz.

Alex Fidel, a 22-year-old self-described peace activist and journalist, was the first candidate to qualify for the ballot.

Residents interested in running for office have until 6 p.m. Friday to return nomination paperwork for certification by the city clerk.

 

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