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Santee Mayor and City Council Seats Up For Grabs in November

Filing period for candidates begins July 16.

Read more about the upcoming election

Updated July 19

One Santee City Council seat and the position of Mayor are up for grabs in the November election and the candidate filing period is coming up.

The filing period begins July 16 at 8 a.m. and goes until August 10 at 5 p.m., or August 15, if the incumbent doesn't file.

Councilmember and Mayor currently occupy the positions open for election, and both have indicated their intent to run as incumbents.

$25,000 has been budgeted by the City of Santee for election costs in November.

Other local positions on the ballot include two  seats, one that is currently unopposed by an incumbent, as won't be running, two Padre Dam seats, and a GUHSD seat. 

For more information about filing as a candidate contact the City Clerk's Office at (619) 258-4100, Extension 114.

If you plan to be a local candidate in the November election, especially running for a Santee position, we want to know! Let us know who you are, what you're running for, and why you're running in the comments below, and reach out to the Santee Patch editor at Steven.Bartholow@patch.com.

Mark July 07, 2012 at 11:21 PM
Why did Randy think it was a good idea to promote the freeway expansion? Why was siphoning 20,000 cars per day from I8 to traverse our city a "good idea"?
just my opinion July 08, 2012 at 12:35 AM
It is time for a new mayor that has concern for our great city of Santee. Go back Nov 7, 2011 and search Parking on the lawn. You will see that our own mayor called parts of Santee "Hicksville"..Who's fault is that for not having city code compliance laws that cleans up our city up by getting rid of trash in yards and cars and rv's parked in the front yard, and I don't mean on the drive way, but in the grass. Let's hope more Santee residents want to take pride in our city and vote for someone that REALLY cares about our it.
Sleepless in Santee July 08, 2012 at 03:41 AM
I as well am unable to sleep due to the new freeways. I have been working hand in hand with code Compliance since December. They are doing a good job after I spent 10 hours logging the company's in and out of the city violating our municipal cod 10.25.055. However unless they have effective support from the Sheriffs Traffic Division their efforts will go to waste. What good is having regulations if the enforcement is inconsistent. I ask our current leaders to insist our current laws be effectively enforced. I also want to see stronger language opposing the Power Plant and The proposed expansion to the landfill. Or I must find a new City maybe State to call home.
Margie Logue July 08, 2012 at 07:22 AM
Hey Sleepless, I'm glad you'd like to see stronger language against the power plant. Me too. I'd like to see stronger action by the populace. When a power plant in University City was to be put on Nov ballot, hundreds of residents showed up to protest. In Santee, it's the same 20-30 people trying to raise awareness (Yes, there are people in Santee who never heard about the power plant.) Lots of people say they want to get involved, they just don't. Next planning Committee meeting is July 19th at 9 AM That will be the vote to change open space to heavy industrial. Our last chance to have a say Check out STOP THE SANTEE POWER PLANT and SAVE MISSION TRAILS on Facebook
Marisol Rubios July 08, 2012 at 04:45 PM
I agree! I am so sick of seeing the Santee neighborhoods looking like a junkyard. I have reported many times to no avail. There is always some excuse as to why it is OK to park on your grass or leave cars and trucks on the street until weeds are growing under them.

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