The filing period for City Council candidates in the November election is closed, leaving a field of nine candidates running for three open seats on the seven-member council.
The final list of candidates includes environmental oversight executive Lenny Siegel, civil engineer Pat Showalter, family financial planner Ken Rosenberg, tech executive Lisa Matichak, planning commissioner Margaret Capriles, government policy aide Ellen Kamei, systems administrator Jim Neal, family practice attorney Mercedes Salem and retired electrical engineer and lieutenant colonel Greg Unangst.
Parks and recreation commissioner Helen Wolter, who had declared her intent to run, pulled out of the race citing personal reasons.
After eight years on the council, Ronit Bryant, Jac Siegel and Margaret Abe-Koga will be leaving due to term limits in December.
Come back to mv-voice.com for ongoing coverage of the election, including a story this week about the candidate's positions on the controversial question of building a new residential neighborhood in Mountain View's North Bayshore area, north of Highway 101.
A series of forums and debates for City Council candidates is taking shape, with events scheduled through October. They kick off on Aug. 27 with a forum organized by the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce.