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Atherton: Five take out papers for council race

 

Councilmen Jerry Carlson and Jim Dobbie, and residents Phil Lively, Mike McPherson, and Bill Widmer have taken out candidate papers to run for a seat on the Atherton City Council.

Taking out papers is the first step in running for office, but as of late afternoon July 19, no one had filed their papers with the city clerk. Three four-year terms will be filled by voters Nov. 2.

Mr. McPherson is a member of the town's Rail Committee. He had been on the Parks and Recreation Commission for many years, serving as chair during some of his tenure.

Mr. Widmer sits on the town's audit committee, and has been involved in other town issues, he said.

Mr. Lively, a longtime planning commissioner, applied for Bill Conwell's seat on the council when Mr. Conwell died in December 2005. He was one of 11 applicants, and one of two finalists under consideration by the council, which ultimately appointed Jerry Carlson.

Mr. Dobbie was elected in June 2008 to fill the council seat vacated when Alan Carlson resigned because he was moving out of town. He is required to run for election in November if he wants to retain the seat.

Councilman Charles Marsala announced several weeks ago that he won't be running for another term.

Because at least one incumbent is not running, the candidate filing period will be extended to Aug. 11.

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