Politics & Elections

Kris Beard won’t run for another term

KRIS BEARD, Garden Grove City Council member (Tribune file photo).

Kris Beard, a member of the Garden Grove City Council, won’t be running for another term as the representative from District 1 (West Grove).

According to the city clerk’s office, Beard had decided not to seek re-election, meaning that the filing period to submit nomination papers for the seat have been extended to Wednesday, Aug. 15 at 5:30 p.m. in the clerk’s office.

The original deadline was Friday at 5 p.m.

Beard was appointed to the council in 2011 and elected to a seat in 2014. He is currently also mayor pro tem.

In Westminster, a similar extension for filing was declared because long-serving incumbent and former mayor Margie Rice has chosen not to run for another term.

According to the Westminster City Clerk’s office, the qualified list of candidates for mayor is Christopher Ochoa and incumbent Tri Ta.

For two seats on the city council, the qualified candidates are Tai Do, Mark Lawrence, Chi Charlie Nguyen, Frances Nguyen, Jamison Power, Andy Quach, Anita Rice, Amy West and Randy Young.

In Huntington Beach, with four council seats up for grabs, those submitting qualified nomination papers by Friday’s deadline were Brian Burley, Kim Carr, Barbara Delgleize (incumbent), Darren Ellis, Kevin Fockler, Amory Hanson, Dan Kalmick, Don Kennedy, Shayna Lathus, William “Billy” O’Connell (incumbent), Erik Peterson (incumbent), Mike Posey (incumbent), Charles Ray, Michael Simons, and Ronald Sterud.

For city attorney, incumbent Michael Gates and challenger Jerry Friedman both filed nomination papers, but Friedman was disqualified because the city charter requires that the city attorney hold a law degree from a program accredited by the American Bar Association.

Friedman has challenged that requirement in court, with the decision still pending.

Updated information for Stantonwas not available as of this posting.




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