Council candidates list grows

November election looks to be a big ’un

Though the vote for Chico City Council is still more than seven months away, eight candidates have pulled papers indicating they will run for the four seats up for election. City Clerk Deborah Presson said this is the most she’s seen this early in the season in her 12 years with the city. Part of the reason, no doubt, is the fact that Councilmen Andy Holcombe and Jim Walker have announced they will not seek re-election.

Those who’ve made the initial step of pulling a 501 form include incumbents Ann Schwab (pictured) and Bob Evans and second-time candidates Dave Donnan, Dave Kelley and Mark Herrera. Candidates making their initial foray into local politics are Sean Morgan, Toby Schindelbeck and Andrew Coolidge.

Wait, there’s more. Four others, including two former council members, have indicated some interest in running. They are Kimberly Rudisell (formerly King), who served on the council in the ’90s, and Tom Nickell, who served from 2006 to 2010. Ali Sarsour, who ran in 2008, and Pastor Vince Haynie, who runs Love Chapmantown, have also suggested they may run.