Five Candidates File to Run for City Council

The field includes some familiar and new faces.

Five candidates will vie for two slots on the Arcadia City Council during the April 10 election, where voters will cast their ballots solely by mail for the first time in Arcadia history.

Mayor Gary Kovacic will seek re-election, while Councilman Roger Chambers is unable to run due to a city ordinance requiring councilmembers to take take a 2-year hiatus following two consecutive terms.

"I'm running again because I love this city," Kovacic said Tuesday. "I think the city's very well run and we've got some critical issues ahead of us."

Those issues include hiring and figuring out how best to continue on with various redevelopment projects despite the .

The other candidates include businessman and former Mayor John Wuo, retired businessman and 3-time City Council candidate , former school board member and Santa Anita Oaks Homeowners' Association President and local real estate developer Henry Nunez.

In an e-mail announcing her candidacy, Dougherty said she "believes there is a need for a fresh voice on the City Council," and she "has no conflicts of interests that would preclude her full participation in council deliberations and decisions."

President Gene Glasco is the only candidate who filed for the city's other open elected position: city clerk. Jim Barrows' term expires in April.

Stay tuned for Patch's election coverage. First up? A profile of each candidate.


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