Former police chief to run for City Council

bchA quick update on the Bishop City Council election. It is a race now and Friday is the final day to file as a candidate.

According to Assistant City Clerk Robin Picken, Councilman Keith Glidewell filed to run. So did former Police Chief Joe Pecsi. Mayor Jim Ellis also filed his papers. There are two seats available.

Pecsi retired as Police Chief in 2007. He had come into the Department, which was troubled with internal strife, and smoothed out officers’ problems.

Of course, Ellis and Glidewell are currently seated councilmen.

Friday marks the end of the filing period.


5 Responses to Former police chief to run for City Council

  1. Dee Younger August 7, 2014 at 5:59 pm #

    A local woman is also joining the race. She announced her candidacy on Facebook. Good luck to you all.

  2. C. Wyler August 7, 2014 at 6:55 pm #

    Awesome news hearing former Chief Pecsi will be running. Bye bye mr. Mayor!!

  3. Mammothite August 8, 2014 at 11:16 am #

    Joe Pecsi would not be a good choice for the citizens of Bishop.

    I remember when Mammoth Lakes PD donated a nice, but used Ford Expedition to Bishop PD for use by their K9 officer who was driving the oldest piece of junk in the fleet. When Joe saw the Expedition, he took it for himself saying that he needed it more for his “Command Car” and he might need the four wheel drive in case it snowed and he could not get to the station.

    Joe does not have the level of honesty required to hold any pubilc office.

  4. Trouble August 8, 2014 at 12:39 pm #

    I’ll be announcing my candidacy on the front steps of the Bishop Police Station. As soon as they let me out.

    • Pedro August 8, 2014 at 10:45 pm #

      If I pay your bail, will you give me a discount on future bribes?


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