The Contra Costa County Elections Division reported today that five additional residents have taken out papers to run in the March 3 election for a seat on the town council. That election will also have Alamo incorporation on the ballot; if incorporation does not pass, the council election will be moot.
The new potential candidates are Karen E. McPherson, Diane M. Barley, Tina Schumann, Bradley Harold Waite and Kevin G. Morrow.
Papers were previously taken out by Karl Niyati, Joseph Alexander Rubay, Dennis Eugene Johnson, Lawrence G. Kaye, Vishwas D. More, Stephan Alan Mick, Vicki Lee Koc, Edward M. Chiverton, Tejbir S. Khanna, Randall Evan Nahas and David Glenn Bowlby.
So far, none of the 16 potential candidates has filed the papers to run. The deadline to file is 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 5.
If Alamo incorporation passes in March, the two council candidates with the most votes will serve four-year terms; the three candidates with the next most votes will serve two-year terms. The council members will choose among themselves for the first mayor, which will be a rotating position.
A Candidate's Handbook is available with details on how to file at www.cocovote.us.