As we look ahead to November’s general election, Laguna Niguel Patch is devoted to bringing you the information you need about every race in town. Here's our start on the City Council race and candidates that we will be covering as November draws near.
will have three open seats in November. Those seats belonging to and will be up for grabs this election cycle. Both have termed out and cannot run again until 2014. and terms are up in 2014. is up for re-election. To date, three residents have filed with the city for candidacy to date: Jerry McCloskey, Jeanette Krembas and Laurie Davies.
Other races that affect the city:
In the 49th Congressional District (which includes San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano and Dana Point), .
In the 73rd Assembly District seat(includes San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Laguna Niguel, Aliso Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita): Incumbent in November.
In the 48th Congressional District (which stretches from Seal Beach to Aliso Viejo), .
In the Capistrano Unified School District:
The will have four trustee seats open. Two are held by John Alpay and Gary Pritchard, who were just.
When the board , Trustee Sue Palazzo's residence was not included in her area, so she may not run for re-election and has said she wasn't planning to, anyway.
Trustee Jack Brick is the other trustee whose seat is up this year. He has not indicated whether he will make another go of it.
This is the first year where voters can only vote for one trustee because of the passage of .
Be sure to check out our past coverage of elections by clicking on the link below and bookmark this page for updates.