More competitors enter the race

The list of those running for Chico City Council grows

On Friday, July 27, community activist Tami Ritter (pictured) held a press conference at the One-Mile Recreation Area declaring her candidacy for the Chico City Council, joining a list of 12 others who have filed candidacy papers with the city. The following Tuesday, July 31, Andrew Coolidge put out a press release announcing he, too, is running for one of the four seats up this November.

Other candidates include incumbents Ann Schwab and Bob Evans, former Councilwoman Kimberly Rudisell, Chico State instructor Sean Morgan, realtor Dave Donnan, Planning Commissioner Dave Kelley and Nutrishop owner Toby Schindelbeck. Money raised so far this year shows Coolidge with $10,055 in contributions and Morgan with $16,595. Schwab’s raised $7,160, Evans has $10,400 and Donnan’s picked up $5,065.

Other candidates have not yet raised money, and though they took out papers, Ali Sarsour, Mark Herrera and Ross Kramer are apparently not in the race.

Morgan has paid 5th District county Supervisor Kim Yamaguchi $1,000 for campaign consultation and given another $990 to consultant John Gillander.