Curry, May qualify for council race, Jones issued papers |

Curry, May qualify for council race, Jones issued papers

Adam Jensen

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Planning Commissioner Joy Curry and Lake Tahoe Community College student Georg May became the first people to officially qualify for November’s City Council race this week.

The El Dorado County Elections Department qualified May and Curry on Friday because they acquired enough signatures from city voters and properly filed election papers, according to an e-mail from City Clerk Susan Alessi.

Alessi issued South Lake Tahoe resident Alice Jones papers to run in the City Council race on Thursday.

Jones, 34, is the 10th person to be issued filing papers to run in the Nov. 2 election, where three city council seats will be up for grabs.

Jones is an 8-year resident of South Lake Tahoe. She is a certified public account and is the controller for the Tahoe Keys Property Owners Association.

Jones said she has yet to develop a full candidate statement, but said her goal is to get the city focused on spending money on core services like road repair, police and fire.

“I just think that they need someone with financial experience on the city council to guide them through the budget and make sure they are spending money wisely,” Jones said on Friday.

She said she plans to officially file early this week.

Several of the potential candidates have said they are not fully committed to making a run at one of the open council seats.

The lack of an incumbent candidate has pushed the filing deadline from Friday to 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

Alessi, who also qualified to run for re-election to the city clerk post this week, encouraged possible candidates to file papers well prior to the Wednesday deadline to insure possible problems are addressed.

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