There are now 13 names expected to run for the Santa Clarita City Council race in April, an official said Friday.
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The race is one of the more crowded candidate pictures in recent times, with much of the interest spurred by Santa Clarita City Councilman Frank Ferry ’s decision not to run.
Ferry said he planned to step away from politics to spend more time with his family.
That leaves the door open for at least one seat, and there will be three seats open April 8.
Santa Clarita Mayor Laurene Weste and Mayor Pro Tem Marsha McLean both filed paperwork to seek re-election.
The two incumbents join Dante Acosta, Sandra Bull, Moazzem H. Chowdhury, Dennis Conn,
Stephen P. Daniels, Alan Ferdman, Berta Gonzalez-Harper, Maria Gutzeit, Duane Harte, Gloria Mercado-Fortine and Paul Wieczorek, who have all filed their intent to run.
Information on the procedure for the City Council election is available at a city website set up for elections .
The city also included a link so that residents can find the closest polling place .
As the race nears, hometownstation.com will be posting profiles with more information about who will be running.
We also contacted the candidates to find out a few basics about them.
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The candidates have all given their initial statements of candidacy to KHTS AM-1220, answering why they are running and why they feel they are qualified.
There are now 13 names expected to run for the Santa Clarita City Council race in April
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Santa Clarita City Council Race 2014: Filing Deadline Passes
Article: Santa Clarita City Council Race 2014: Filing Deadline Passes 
Source: Santa Clarita News
Author: Perry Smith