It’s starting to look like there will be some competition for a spot on the City Council, with five residents expressing interest in running for the two open seats being vacated by Mayor Andy Berman and Vice-mayor Shawn Marshall, who are retiring from the board.
- Five-year Planning Commission member John McCauley was the first to take out the nomination papers after the period opened on July 15.
- Dan Kelly, who served on the Community Vitality Working Group for the recent General Plan update, is also a potential candidate.
- George Gordon, a Mill Valley resident since 1968, has followed suit as well. Gordon pulled papers in the 2007, 2009 and 2011 elections, but has yet to file before the deadline and make his candidacy official.
- Resident Leonard Malherbe, a newcomer to city
politics, pulled papers as well.
- Mill Valley native and Democratic delegate Jessica Jackson.
If three of the candidates file, Mill Valley will have a race for a seat on the Council board for the Nov. 5 election
The deadline to file nomination papers is 5 p.m. Aug. 9. If an incumbent does not file for office by then, the filing period will be extended for that office until 5 p.m. Aug. 14 for non-incumbent candidates only.