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November Council Race Shaping Up For City

Two newcomers have already filed the paperwork to seek election to the Escalon City Council in November.

Two current council members have pulled the papers and anticipate filing, while one incumbent has said he will not seek reelection. That means the filing period to get on the ballot in November will be extended to Wednesday, Aug. 15.

Nomination papers are due by Friday, Aug. 10 and, if at least one of the incumbents doesn’t file, the date is extended by five days, to the Aug. 15 cutoff.

City Manager Tammy Alcantor said both Peter Krumeich and Stephanie Ennis have submitted all necessary paperwork to be on the ballot in November. Three council positions will be available, those of Ed Alves, Danny Fox and Robert Swift.

Both Alves and Swift have indicated they will run for reelection but Fox has said he will step down from the dais. One other potential candidate has also taken out papers but they had not been returned as of press time on Tuesday.

Terms on the Escalon City Council are for four years and the election is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 6.

In Escalon, the council positions are ‘at large’ with no specific districts. With three open positions, the three candidates receiving the most votes would earn election to the seats.