Garden Grove Journal
Hopefuls must complete nomination papers by Friday afternoon in order to be on the ballot for the Nov. 6 general election. Signatures on nomination petitions must still be checked by the county Registrar of Voters.
If an incumbent doesn’t return completed papers by Friday, the filing period for that race will be extended to Aug. 15.
As of Tuesday, 13 candidates had pulled papers for the mayor and two city council posts in Garden Grove, according to the city clerk’s office, but only six had returned them.
Potential candidates for mayor are Bruce Broadwater, Myke Cossota, Tony Flores, Sherry Williams and James Ybarra. So far, only Broadwater and Cossota have filed their paperwork.
In the Garden Grove City Council race, potential candidates are Albert Ayala, incumbent Kris Beard, Phat Bui, incumbent Steve Jones, Josh McIntosh, Jennifer Nguyen, John O’Neill and Chris Phan.
Papers have been filed by Jones, McIntosh, O’Neill and Phan.
In Westminster, the potential field for mayor and city council is 12 people, five of which have filed, according to City Clerk Robin Roberts.
For the mayor’s post, possible candidates are Al Krippner, incumbent city councilman Tri Ta, Al Hamade, Tamara Sue Pennington, Ha Mach and Peggy Loomer.
The city council field could be Krippner, Helena Rutkowski, Diana Lee Carey, incumbent Tyler Diep, Kermit Marsh, Sergio Contreras, Charlie Minh Chi Nguyen and Khai Minh Dao.
Completed paperwork has been filed by Carey, Ta, Hamade, Diep and Contreras. Signatures have been verified for Ta and Hamade.
In Stanton, the field is just five candidates, none of which had filed by Tuesday afternoon, according to Deputy City Clerk Patricia Vasquez.
The field so far includes incumbents Al Ethan and Carol Warren, as well as challengers Andrew Marques, Sou Moua and Bryan Palomares.
In the Garden Grove Unified School District, four candidates have emerged for three spots on the board of education, according to the Orange County Registrar of Voters.
They are board members Bao Quoc Nguyen, Linda Reed-Paulsen and George West, along with challenger Kevin Nguyen. West and Reed-Paulsen have returned filed papers as of Tuesday afternoon.
For two spots on the Westminster School District Board of Trustees, the three people have taken out papers, but none have completed and returned them so far. They are incumbent Jo Ann Purcell and challengers Amy Walsh and Jamison Power.