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City Council Election Features Six Candidates

Two incumbents filed papers to seek reelection to the Escalon City Council and one did not, which extended the deadline for filing to Wednesday, Aug. 15.

With a couple of extra days for the filing period, additional candidates provided the proper paperwork, bringing to six the number of hopefuls for the three available council seats in November.

Incumbents Ed Alves and Robert Swift are both seeking reelection; Alves is a local businessman, Swift is a local business owner and currently the city’s mayor pro tem.

Incumbent Danny Fox did not file to run for another term, choosing to step down from the dais.

Other candidates who filed the necessary paperwork to get on the ballot and have had their candidacy verified are Peter Krumeich, a local business owner; Stephanie Ennis Wiensz, a community ambassador; Will Smith, a consultant and business owner; and Richard Percey, a peace officer.

All six will be on the ballot for the Tuesday, Nov. 6 election; Escalon elects its council members at large, not by district, so those three candidates receiving the most votes will win the seats. Terms are for four years.

The Escalon Chamber of Commerce has also scheduled a Candidate Forum for residents to meet the candidates and ask questions, with that event set for Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Escalon Community Center.