With the close of the filing period on Friday Aug. 8, Atherton has four City Council candidates for the Nov. 4 election, one more than the number of seats available.
Two incumbents are running: Bill Widmer, who is completing his first four-year term, and Rick DeGolia, who was elected to a one-year term last year to fill the seat left vacant when Jerry Carlson resigned because he was moving from Atherton.
The two other candidates have experience in Atherton town government. Rose Hau, an architect, is vice chair of the Civic Center Advisory Committee, and Mike Lempres, an attorney, is a member of the town's transportation and rail committees.
The council now has only four members. Jim Dobbie, whose term was to expire in November, resigned earlier this year due to poor health, and his unfilled seat is one of the three that voters will fill this fall. Mr. Dobbie died July 24.