As the candidate filing period closes, it appears that Mountain View voters will have a field of eight candidates running for four City Council seats. The contest became more competitive with two late entries -- Greg Coladonato and Kacey Carpenter -- announcing they would join the race.
Coladonato currently serves as a trustee for the Mountain View Whisman School District.
Carpenter, who leads a government-affairs division at Cisco Systems, said he is joining the council race after being inspired by his experience as a delegate for Sen. Bernie Sanders at the recent Democratic National Convention.
Mountain View has four City Council seats up for election this November. The other candidates are Parks and Recreation Commissioner Thida Cornes, former council member Margaret Abe-Koga, Planning Commissioner Lisa Matichak, Human Relations Commissioner Lucas Ramirez and incumbent council members John McAlister and Chris Clark.
Due to the city's rules limiting members to serving two consecutive terms on the council, John Inks and Mike Kasperzak are ineligible to run for re-election to the seven-member council.
Check back for an expanded story on the two newest candidates.