Crowded council race

The November ballot will include 11 candidates for Chico City Council

The deadline to qualify to run for Chico City Council ended on Friday (Aug. 12) with a total of 11 residents making the cut as official candidates for four open seats on the panel.

The latest additions ahead of the Nov. 8 election are Jon Scott and Jeffrey Glatz. Scott is a real estate investor who serves on the board of directors for the Blue Room Theatre. In a campaign statement, he cites downtown safety as a priority and refers to himself as “the no B.S. candidate.” Glatz did not respond to the CN&R before press time.

Four current council members—Sean Morgan, Tami Ritter, Ann Schwab and Randall Stone—are running for reelection. The other candidates are Lisa Duarte (pictured), Loretta Torres, Jovanni Tricerri, Karl Ory and Mercedes Macias.