In a surprise and unannounced move late Friday, former Antioch Mayor Mary Rocha pulled candidacy papers in the growing field of candidates running to replace incumbent Contra Costa Supervisor Federal Glover of Pittsburg.
The county elections office had not verified her nomination signatures, per an update of the draft candidate list it sent out a few minutes ago. Until that happens, she is not officially on the ballot although it seems unlikely that she paid the $974 filing fee without also submitting the necessary signatures.
Rocha ran unsuccessfully against Glover in 2000, where he won the first of his two terms in the county office.
In addition to Glover, three men have qualified for the ballot including Antioch Unified School District Trustee Gary Agopian, Oakley Planning Commissioner Erik Nunn and Brentwood CEO Don Parscal.