Politics & Elections

Seven more hats in the ring for Nov. 8

SEVEN MORE candidates for local city councils and mayorships have emerged.

SEVEN MORE candidates for local city councils and mayorships have emerged.

With a little over a week to go before the filing deadline, the list of people filing for local city council and mayoral posts has grown … a little. Seven more candidates take taken out nomination papers over the past week.

Those seeking to be on the ballot in the Nov. 8 election in Garden Grove, Huntington Beach and Westminster must complete their nomination papers and submit them to the city clerk’s office by 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 12.

Here’s a rundown by city. Candidates that are “new” since our last update are underlined.


For mayor

  • Albert Ayala, Steve Jones, Donald Taylor

For city council

District 2 (North)

  • John O’Neill

District 3 (Central West)

  • Dui Nguyen, Luong Nguyen, Clay Bock

District 5 (East-North)

  • Zach Barrett, Stephanie Klopfenstein, Demian Garcia-Monroy

District 6 (East-South)

  • Rickk Montoya, Kim Nguyen


For city council (three seats)

  • Alexander Polsky, Jim Katapodis (inc.) Amory Hanson, Karen Leighton, Lyn Semeta, Patrick Brenden, Joe Carchio, Jill Hardy (inc.) David Sullivan (inc.), Aleksandr Donovan, Sophia Rangel, Hemesh Patel.

For city treasurer

  • Alisa Cutchen (inc.)

For city clerk

  • Robin Estabislau (inc.)


For mayor

  • Ray De La Cerda, Margie Rice, Tri Ta (inc.), Visual William.

For city council (two seats)

  • Diana Carey (inc.), Sergio Contreras (inc.), Kimberly Lo, Mark Lawrence, Tommy Luong, Samantha Bao Anh Nguyen, Khi Dao.

A list of school board candidates will be posted on Thursday.

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