Friday deadline to run for Bishop City Council

bccFriday at 4:30pm – that’s the deadline to file papers to run for a seat on the Bishop City Council. At last word, two candidates and all three incumbents have filed. So, a race is on.

Up for election are the Council seats of Mayor Dave Stottlemyre and Councilmembers Laura Smith and Susan Cullen. Challenging them are Keith Glidewell and Patricia Gardner of Bishop.

Also open for election is the seat of Bishop City Treasurer. At this point, the only candidate is current Treasurer Bob Kimball.

Another change lies ahead for the Bishop City Council. Member Jeff Griffiths won the second district seat for Inyo County Supervisor and will take that seat in January. Officials say the Council will likely fill that Council vacancy by appointment.

For the November 6 Council election, paperwork must be filed by 4:30pm on Friday, August 10.


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5 Responses to Friday deadline to run for Bishop City Council

  1. Inyoite August 8, 2012 at 1:35 pm #

    By appointment? Why not by election?

    • Benett Kessler August 8, 2012 at 2:26 pm #

      It would require a special election. The City Council recently consolidated their elections with the County to save $17,000. A special election would be costly, however citizens certainly have a right to ask for an election.
      Benett Kessler

      • Trouble August 8, 2012 at 5:16 pm #

        It would be cheaper not to replace the clowns at all.

      • history buff August 10, 2012 at 10:41 am #

        Can’t they use some of the money they save on the xmas parade for an election

  2. salblaster August 8, 2012 at 7:40 pm #

    someone has to do it, and if your smart enough to get yourself elected. then to the victor go the spoils. whatever thats supposed to mean. sorry my spelling is atrosious.


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