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Larry Hansen won’t seek re-election to Lodi City Council

Alan Nakanishi ponders run for San Joaquin County supervisors seat

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Posted: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 12:48 pm

Lodi voters could see a wide open city council ballot in the 2014 election. Terms are ending for three council members: Mayor Alan Nakanishi, Councilman Phil Katzakian and Councilman Larry Hansen.

Hansen said Tuesday he will not run for re-election when his four-year term is up.

“It will be interesting to see the election in 2014, because there could be three seats open,” he said. “That ballot could have 10 people on it. More people come out when more seats are there.”

Mayor Alan Nakanishi is considering a campaign for a seat on the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors.

“I’m in the thinking phase. I have not made a decision,” he said. “I think I could do a good job, but I’m still looking at all factors.”

Supervisor Ken Vogel represents district four, the eastern and northern area of the county including Lodi. His term will end in 2014.

Nakanishi said he will make an announcement on his candidacy by July.

Katzakian has not yet announced whether he will run again in 2014.

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  • Jackson Scott posted at 8:11 pm on Tue, May 7, 2013.

    Jackson Scott Posts: 382

    No, Doug, I'm thinking he's going to start a food blog about Lodi eateries.

    Hopefully, (crosses fingers) both Hanson & Nakanishi both do not seek re-election, AND, the CC gets some NEW, YOUNG people.

    The problem is that with negative posters like you, Doug, solid qualified candidates for the CC are afraid to step into the ring.

    What Lodi does not need is another CC member who is involved with real estate or development.

  • Doug Chaney posted at 2:24 pm on Tue, May 7, 2013.

    advocate Posts: 499

    He'll probably take a cush job with the NCPA "family" to raise Lodi's residential rates even higher. Lodi is already at, or near, the highest in the nation. Long live the king! LOL



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