Harvey will not run, deadline extended

skipharveyaprilIncumbent Mammoth Town Councilman Skip Harvey decided at the last minute that he would not seek re-election to the Town Council.  Two others have filed for two available seats with, now, an extended deadline for further filings.

Earlier, Harvey had said he would run again.  He stated that his treatments for cancer would not stand in the way of his running for and serving in political office.  When Harvey had not filed by Thursday afternoon, with the deadline on Friday, we contacted him.

On Friday, Harvey said confirmed that he would not run for office.  He said only that he had decided to return to “the lifestyle of a restaurant owner.”  Harvey owns and operates Base Camp Cafe.  His decision comes at a time in which the Town of Mammoth struggles under the dark burden of a $42 million court judgment debt and severe budget problems.

As of Friday, Mayor Jo Bacon had filed papers to seek re-election and Michael Raimondo, owner of New York Deli in Mammoth, had also filed to run for a Town Council seat.  Since Harvey, an incumbent, did not file, the March 9 deadline to file has been extended to Wednesday, March 14 at 5pm.

Will anyone else come forward?  As one Mammoth resident said, “Who wants to jump into a briar patch?”


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11 Responses to Harvey will not run, deadline extended

  1. Jose March 10, 2012 at 8:04 am #

    Thank you for your service Mr. Harvey, you did a good job on the council.

  2. Dave March 10, 2012 at 12:00 pm #

    I believe Skip was one of, if not the ONLY, decent council member we’ve had in the past decade. He was dedicated to Mammoth Lakes and recreation. I feel he had his finger on the pulse of the real community interests. Thanks for your service, Skip.

    Any naysayers should run for a seat so they can be placed upon the “dunk tank” dart board we call our Town Council.

  3. jose March 10, 2012 at 12:07 pm #

    hey….i didn’t post that…..

  4. steve searles March 10, 2012 at 7:26 pm #

    Thank you Skip

  5. upthecreek March 10, 2012 at 9:02 pm #

    Can’t say I blame him.

    Who would wan’t to be on the TC when the place goes BK.

    • Wayne Deja March 12, 2012 at 7:52 pm #

      Wayne Deja did not write this above post…..even though I agree with it….

      • Benett Kessler March 13, 2012 at 10:07 am #

        Sorry about that, Wayne. Will watch emails more carefully. And, for the man who misused Wayne Deja’s name – knock it off
        or I’ll have to report you. Benett Kessler

  6. STEVEN March 11, 2012 at 11:30 am #

    Steve Searles for town Counsel? HMMMMM!

    • hanes March 12, 2012 at 3:59 pm #

      Please, spare us with this thought… the last thing we need on the Town Council is another ego….

  7. Louise March 11, 2012 at 3:08 pm #

    I agree with what Dave said, Skip always looked out for the people of this Town and as the bear guy said “THANK YOU”! People need to remember that Skip was not on the Town council when the 42 million airport fiasco happened.

  8. kaat March 12, 2012 at 10:07 pm #

    This is sad news for the town. Skip was the voice of reason. He listened to and respected the citizens of ML. Thank you Skip for all your years of service….we will miss you… see you at Base Camp!


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