Four candidates, including two incumbents, will compete for two spots on the city council.
Written by PROMISE LI / Published on December 21, 2012
Next year’s city council election will feature four candidates, including two incumbents who will run for re-election.
The deadline to file nomination papers for the 2013 Temple City municipal election was on Friday, December 7. The four candidates are incumbents Mayor Vincent Yu and Councilman Tom Chavez, and challengers Nicholas Lisk and Parks and Recreation Commissioner Matthew Wong.
Vincent Yu, the current mayor of Temple City, is currently his first term on the city council. He previously served as mayor pro tempore, as well as planning commissioner for six years. Mr. Yu was first elected in March 2009.
Incumbent Tom Chavez also formerly served as mayor and mayor pro tempore of Temple City. He is a former parks and recreation commissioner. Mr. Chavez was also elected to the City Council in 2009.
Nicholas Lisk is a 16-year Temple City resident who also ran for city council in 2011. He has worked with small businesses and the Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Lisk also worked as an electrical estimator and planner for 10 years and was a former building inspector for the city of Sacramento.
Matthew Wong is a parks and recreation commissioner. He is also a graduate of Temple City High School and the University of California, Davis. Mr. Wong previously ran for the Temple City school board in November 2011.
The city council election will be held on Tuesday, March 5.