Voters will have a choice of four candidates to choose from in filling three vacant seats on the Atherton City Council on Nov. 2. Two incumbents will be joined on the ballot by Bill Widmer and Cary Wiest.
Incumbents Jerry Carlson and Jim Dobbie are running to retain their seats, while Councilman Charles Marsala chose not to seek another term.
The filing period for running for a council seat ended at 5 p.m. today (Aug. 11).
Mr. Widmer is a member of the town's Audit Committee, and attends meetings of the Finance Committee.
While most of the candidates have served on Atherton commissions and committees, Mr. Wiest, a real estate appraiser and recent arrival in town, has been involved with San Mateo County boards.
He was a member of the San Mateo County Charter Review Committee, convened last November to review the county's charter and make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors on issues such as by-district elections and how to fill vacancies on the board. He also is a member of the county's Jail Planning Advisory Committee.
Before moving to Atherton in the latter part of 2009, he lived in unincorporated San Mateo Highlands.
Audit Committee member Rose Hau, Planning Commissioner Phil Lively, and Rail Committee member Mike McPherson took out papers, but didn't file them.