UPDATE: The field of candidates for mayor of Garden Grove has been narrowed down to two. As of Tuesday afternoon – one day before the extended deadline – the two remaining hopefuls are City Councilmember Steve Jones and Don Taylor. According to the City Clerk’s office, a third candidate, Albert Ayala, has been disqualified and Taylor has not yet met the requirements yet.
The latest update on the council races shows this:
- District 2: John O’Neill (filing completed)
- District 3: Clay Bock, Thu-Ha Nguyen (filing completed)
- District 5: Demian Garcia-Monroy and Stephanie Klopfenstein. Zachary Barrett has not yet met the requirements (filing period extended).
- District 6: Rickk Montoya, Kim Nguyen (filing completed).
Update: This story now reflects a change in the filing for District 6.
The filing period for mayor and one seat on the city council in Garden Grove will go into overtime since the incumbent mayor and one councilmember elected not to file nomination papers by Friday’s deadline.
According to the City Clerk’s office, Mayor Bao Nguyen, who is seeking a congressional seat, and Chris Phan of the new Fifth District, did not file by Friday at 5 p.m., so the deadline for non-incumbents to seek those posts has been extended to this Wednesday at 5 p.m.
For the mayoral spot, three candidates met the initial deadline and qualified. They are Steve Jones – an incumbent city council member – and two others: Albert Ayala and Don Taylor.
For the Second District, the sole qualifier is John O’Neill. In the Third District, the race is down to two: Clay Bock and Thu-Ha Nguyen. In the Fifth District, it’s Zachary Barrett, Demian Garcia-Monroy and Stephanie Klopfenstein. The qualifiers in the Sixth District are Rickk Montoya and Kim Nguyen.
This is the first year that city council seats are being contested by district rather than at-large.
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