Nomination Period for 2011 City Council Election Now Open

City Clerk accepting applications from those who wish to run for City Council.

Written by VINCENT WEI / Published November 26, 2010

While the next City Council election does not occur until March, the nominating period for those wishing to run has now opened.

The City Clerk officially opened the nomination period on Monday, November 15. The nomination period closes on Friday, December 10.

Anyone who wishes to apply may so long as they are a Temple City resident for at least one year and is at least 18 years old.

In addition to filling out an application, prospective candidates must gather signatures from Temple City voters.

“They need at least 20 signatures and no more than 30,” City Clerk Mary Flandrick said, “These signatures are signed by those wishing to nominate them.”

These signatures are supposed to show that one has potential in winning the election.

According to the City Clerk, there will be three seats open for the upcoming election.

Temple City Mayor Fernando Vizcarra, City Councilman Carl Blum, and City Councilwoman Cynthia Sternquist will be up for re-election.

Sternquist and Blum were appointed to replace former Councilmembers Dave Capra and Judy Wong. Sternquist has indicated she is running for a full term.

The 2011 Temple City City Council election will be held on Tuesday, March 8, 2011.

Those interested in more information should contact the City Clerk’s office. The number is 626-285-2171.

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