Today (Tuesday) Jesse Arreguin became the fifth candidate to replace recently deceased Councilmember Dona Spring in District 4. Arreguin chairs the elected Rent Stabilization Board, chairs the Housing Advisory Commission and is a member of the Zoning Adjustments Board.
Arreguin, staff member to Councilmember Kriss Worthington, joins environmental activist Mary Rose “Redwood Mary” Kaczorowski, former School Board President Terry Doran, videographer LA Wood and Zero Waste Commissioner Asa Dodsworth, who have also taken out preliminary papers for District 4.
Wednesday is the deadline for filing in-lieu papers for elected office, in which candidates must collect 150 signatures to have the $150 filing fee waived for declaring candidacy. Candidates may still declare their intention to run after Wednesday, but they must pay the filing fee.
Taylor Kelly, new to the area, has taken out papers for the Rent Stabilization Board, making him the 11th candidate running for the five open seats.
Arreguin, who had previously taken out papers for the board, told the Planet that he is withdrawing his name from the race.
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