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Businesswoman files for Galt council seat; Pombo to seek re-election

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Posted: Tuesday, December 4, 2001 10:00 pm

Six Galt residents are considering a run for the vacant City Council seat in the March 5 primary election.

However, only one had filed by Tuesday afternoon - Teresa Pearson, who owns Renew You, a beauty salon on Market Street. Five others have taken out nomination papers - Jan Boyd, Darryl Clare, David Gibbons, Lori Heuer and Mary Smith.

The filing deadline is at 5 p.m. Friday at the Galt City Clerk's Office, 380 Civic Drive.

The candidate elected in March will fill the seat vacated in June by Christina De La Cruz, who moved to her native Texas. The City Council voted 3-1 on June 26 to hold the seat vacant until the March primary.

The decision to keep the seat vacant until the March Primary Election was made after the council deadlocked 2-2 on whom to appoint to fill the council seat. Mayor Tony Gora and Councilman Tim Raboy voted for Heuer, while Vice Mayor Bob Kraude and Councilman Dan Pillsbury opted for Clare.

Whoever wins the March election faces a re-election campaign again in November, when De La Cruz's term expires. Kraude's and Pillsbury's seats also expire in November.

In the area supervisor races, incumbents Jack Sieglock of Lodi and Don Nottoli of Galt appear headed to uncontested runs for another four-year term in San Joaquin and Sacramento counties respectively.

Sieglock, a former Lodi City councilman and mayor, was elected to the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors in 1998 after longtime Supervisor George Barber of Thornton retired. In Sacramento County, Nottoli has filed for a third four-year term.

No opponents had pulled nomination papers for either supervisorial seat.

Friday is also the deadline for congressional candidates to file. In District 11, which includes all of northern San Joaquin County, Rep. Richard Pombo, R-Tracy has filed for his sixth two-year term.

Another Republican, Tom Benigno of Escalon has pulled nomination papers, but had not filed by Tuesday.

Two Democrats have pulled nomination papers. They are Elaine Dugger Shaw of Danville and Narinder Dogra of Morgan Hill.

The reapportioned 11th Congressional District covers the Lodi area, Tracy and the East Bay communities of Pleasanton, Dublin and the San Ramon Valley. One southern Santa Clara County city, Morgan Hill, is also in the new 11th District.

In the 3rd Congressional District, which will include Galt beginning next year, incumbent Doug Ose, R-Sacramento, has filed for re-election.

Libertarian Douglas Arthur Tuma of Antelope has also filed for Ose's seat, while Democrat Howard Beeman of Woodland has pulled nomination papers.

Beeman is considering a run for the 3rd District seat despite not living in the district. Congressional candidates do not have to live in the district in which they run. Candidates must be at least 25 years old, be an American citizen at least seven years and live in California at the time they are elected.

In addition to Galt, the new 3rd District includes all of Wilton, Rancho Murieta, Laguna, Carmichael, Fair Oaks, Folsom, Rio Linda and Rio Vista and parts of Elk Grove and Rancho Cordova and North Highlands.

The incumbent sheriffs in San Joaquin and Sacramento counties both face opponents. In San Joaquin County, incumbent Baxter Dunn will be challenged by Steve Fowler of Lockeford. Both have filed for the March election.

In Sacramento County Sheriff Lou Blanas and Bret Daniels of Citrus Heights have pulled nomination papers, but had not filed as of Tuesday.

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