That special election was called to replace the former mayor, Ed Balico who resigned last month, citing his need to spend time with his family. It was also the same day that he and two other members of the city council were given notice that they will be subject to a recall.
Since his resignation, Hercules residents have successfully qualified the election for the ballot, and it is expected that the recall would be scheduled to coincide with the June 7th election. Should that happen, expect to see more of the locals join the fray.
From the Contra Costa Times:
Two of three residents who took out papers to run for a vacant Hercules City Council seat have turned them in to the City Clerk.
Government watchdog Dan Romero and Planning Commission chairwoman Sherry McCoy submitted signed nomination papers Tuesday; the papers have been forwarded to the Contra Costa County Elections Division for verification of signatures, said City Clerk Doreen Mathews.
Chris Tallerico, a former Richmond resident and former member of the Richmond Police Commission who ran unsuccessfully for Richmond City Council in 2008, has pulled nomination papers.
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