Story by Barry Parr
As of the deadline at 5pm today, there were nine candidates for the threeÂ open positions on the Half Moon Bay Council.
This should be an interesting race, with only one incumbent (NaomiÂ Patridge) and one former city council member (Deborah Ruddock), oneÂ perennial candidate (George Muteff) and six newcomers (Allan Alifano, SofiaÂ Freer, Dan Handler, Charles Hoelzel, Rick Kowalcyzk, and Kerri Lake) runningÂ for seats.
According to City Clerk Siobhan Smith, “Due to the fact that the last 7Â individuals filed today, I do not have verification from the CountyÂ elections office for whether those candidates had sufficient nominatingÂ signatures. I should know that by mid-day tomorrow.â€
Kerri Lake, one of the nine candidates to file for the Half Moon Bay CityÂ Council race, has failed to qualify because her petition did not haveÂ enough qualified signatures.
There will be eight candidates in the November election.