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June 25, 2008 > Council race heats up

Council race heats up

Predictions of a Fremont heat wave in November are beginning to look more realistic as candidates declare their intention of seeking one of three open seats on city council in the fall election.

So far the mayor's race appears to be a contest between three well-known veterans of city politics: Councilmember Steve Cho, Former Mayor and Councilmember Gus Morrison and incumbent Mayor Bob Wasserman.

First term Councilmember Bob Wieckowski who will seek another term as councilmember will square off with at least two other citizens who have now announced their intention to run for two open councilmember seats.

Vinnie Bacon, a 15 year resident of Fremont and an active participant in the recent Measure K campaign previously announced his intention to serve on the council. He has declared that he can help Fremont bring order to and make sense of its growth opportunities.

Dirk Lorenz, fourth generation Fremont resident, well-known Fremont business owner and current member of the Fremont Planning Commission has just announced his intention to seek a seat on the city council. An active member of the community, Dirk has been recognized by many organizations for his commitment to Fremont and its neighbors.

TCV plans to interview all viable candidates for elective office in the greater Tri-City area before the 2008 General Election on November 4. The filing deadline is still weeks away and within that timeframe, additional challengers may surface to give voters further options. Many important decisions will confront local cities in the immediate future; candidates for elective office can represent either a continuation of present policies or significant philosophical changes.

The local political temperature is on the rise.

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