City council race goes to 11 |

City council race goes to 11

Adam Jensen

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Eleven people have officially qualified to run for three city council seats up for election in November, according to a Thursday statement from South Lake Tahoe City Clerk Susan Alessi.

Clinton Schue, Alice Jones, Doug Cichowicz, Adrian Gooch, Steve Kubby, Claire Fortier, Angela Swanson and Tom Davis each qualified to run in the Nov. 2 election on Thursday, according to the statement.

Joy Curry and Georg May qualified to run in the election Aug. 6.

Cafe owner Elizabeth Hallen is expected to provide the last of 20 required signatures from registered city voters on Friday, Alessi said Thursday.

El Dorado County elections officials gave candidates whose nomination papers were submitted by a Wednesday deadline additional time to verify signatures because the election department’s main computer system failed this week.

The failure prevented elections officials from checking signatures, Alessi said.

The computer crash pushed the announcement of official city council candidates from Wednesday to Thursday.

City Clerk Susan Alessi and City Treasurer David Olivo were the only people to pull papers and qualify for November’s clerk and treasurer elections, respectively, according to Thursday’s statement.

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