Greg Conlon, who came in a close third in last November's race for two Atherton City Council seats, and Diane Sandhu have taken out papers to run for an open council seat on Nov. 5.
So far, only Rick DeGolia has filed candidate papers to run for the seat, which is vacant due to the July 1 resignation of Jerry Carlson. John Ruggeiro has also taken out papers. All four along with three other residents applied for the seat in early July when the four remaining council members tried to agree on an appointment so that the town would have a full council by mid-July and an election could be avoided.
When the council split down the middle -- with Mayor Elizabeth Lewis and Councilman Cary Wiest voting for Mr. DeGolia and councilmen Bill Widmer and Jim Dobbie supporting Mr. Ruggeiro - an election was called. The winner of the race will join the council in mid-December, and will serve a one-year term.
Mr. Conlon has served on the town's Audit and Finance committees, now combined as one committee, for the last two years. He now serves as chairman. He also has been a member of the Rail Committee for five years.
His resume includes six years on the California Public Utilities Commission, with two years as president, and more than two years on the state's Transportation Commission.
Ms. Sandhu was appointed to the Audit/Finance Committee last September, and was reappointed to a two-year term last month.
Residents have until Friday, Aug. 9, to file candidate papers for the council race.