Mountain View Voice

News - August 17, 2012

Six qualify to run for City Council

by Emily Efland

Two incumbent City Council members and four newcomers will compete for four seats on the Mountain View City Council this November, as the city clerk confirmed that all six filed their candidate nomination papers and were qualified as of Friday's 5 p.m. filing deadline.

Apart from incumbents John Inks and Mike Kasperzak, four other candidates are vying for a spot on the council. Chris Clark and John McAlister, who both served on the Environmental Planning Commission, ran for seats in the previous election but did not win. Also facing off are Margaret Capriles, a data quality consultant who worked for Hewlett-Packard, and IT administrator Jim Neal.

A seventh potential candidate, Paul Sanders, Jr., pulled nomination papers last week but did not file them by the Friday, Aug. 10, deadline.

All six candidates said they will agree to the city's voluntary campaign expenditure limit of $21,388 this year.

Incumbents Laura Macias and Tom Means are finishing their second, four-year terms on the council and are not eligible to run again, due to term limits.

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