Lake Elsinore And Wildomar City Council Races Set

On Election Day, four candidates are seeking two city council seats in Wildomar, and eight are hoping to fill one of three seats to open in Lake Elsinore.

The Lake Elsinore and Wildomar city council races are on for November.

On Election Day, four candidates are seeking two city council seats in Wildomar, and eight are hoping to fill one of three seats to open in Lake Elsinore, the respective city clerks have announced.

Terms for current Wildomar City Council members Bob Cashman and Bridgette Moore are set to expire. Both council members, however, have thrown their hats in the reelection ring and have qualified to be on the ballot.

In addition to incumbents Cashman and Moore, the following candidates have also qualified for the ballot in Wildomar:

Richard Cary

Mitch Miller

In Lake Elsinore, terms for council members Bob Magee, Melissa Melendez and Peter Weber are set to expire in November. Melendez has qualified for the November ballot in the 67th State Assembly race, while Magee and Weber have both qualified for the ballot in the contest for Lake Elsinore City Council.

In addition to incumbents Magee and Weber, the following candidates have also qualified for the ballot in the Lake Elsinore City Council race:

Lake Elsinore Unified School District coach Jerry Carlos

Lake Elsinore Valley Chamber of Commerce board member Natasha Johnson

Steve Manos

Lake Elsinore Planning Commissioner Rick Morsch

William Park

Craig Turner

NOTE: Candidates who have an online page have been in highlighted in blue above. Click on their respective names to learn more about them.

In addition, campaign statements are attached for all Wildomar candidates who filed the optional documentation. Statements for Lake Elsinore candidates are expected to be released Aug. 14 and will be posted here when available. Interested voters can also visit the city's webpage on that date to see the statements.

Constant Comment August 13, 2012 at 10:53 PM
I'm voting for Marfa! }~0
Diana August 13, 2012 at 11:07 PM
Please, please don't anyone vote for Magee in Lake Elsinore, he really needs to go we need someone new.
Roberto August 14, 2012 at 01:28 AM
Bob Magee is is an easy win and Phil Paule will win the assembly. I hope Turncoat Weber loses ...we will see.
Hawkeye August 14, 2012 at 04:07 AM
Diana-Agreed, break up the Tisdale-Magee show.
Super Woman August 14, 2012 at 03:03 PM
Natasha Johnson and Bob Magee are the two we need to have serve on our Council. Honesty prevails for those who serve the citizens and these two are the only ones in the overwhelming number running that fit into that category in my opinion . However, not knowing too much as yet about Craig Turner but what I have heard he would be my third vote. Just remember we don't need the city of Tuscany Hills continuing to run the City of Lake Elsinore soooooooooooo a NO VOTE on Steve Manos, Jerry Carlos and Rick Morsch residents of the City of Tuscany Hills. NO on Peter Weber for sure. So Natasha Johnson and Bob Magee are to top two to vote for their honesty and integrity ad concerns for the citizens of Lake Elsinore.
Joy August 14, 2012 at 04:28 PM
Here's a link to Craig Turner's Facebook page for anyone who is interested: https://www.facebook.com/CraigTurnerForLakeElsinoreCityCouncil
Rock Star August 15, 2012 at 07:34 AM
why isn't tom buckley and norkin running? too bad they were going to win the race!!!!!!
Craig Turner September 26, 2012 at 02:12 PM
LE Resident, why would you say that I have shown my true colors with regards to being environmentally friendly? Because I said that it doesn't make sense to give $2,000 dollars to a person who can already afford a $50k Volt? The city is going to get revenue from fuel-efficient vehicles regardless. People who buy hybrid do not do so because of a rebate incentive. If you saw what I said last night, you know that I am not opposed to promoting cleaner air. The money has to go to the purchase of a car by a Lake Elsinore resident from a dealer in Lake Elsinore. That means that it will be a Ford or GM dealership, correct? The number of used Prius' and Insights available to these dealerships is almost non-existent. Most will not trade in those makes for American, although, once in a while, it does happen. The other part of that is a Lake Elsinore citizen has to come into the dealer with the intent to buy that kind of vehicle before someone else does. The chances of winning the lottery starts to look a bit better than that. I heard one person put it well, when she said, this seems more of a reward to someone that has already made the decision, rather than an incentive to buy one. There are other ways that are more effective and benefit a greater number of individuals to promote clean air. After the meeting, I spoke with Bob Magee and he even conceded that there might be other ways to use this money that would help more individuals and more Lake Elsinore businesses.
Ellie Insyder September 26, 2012 at 03:15 PM


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