Antioch City Councilmen Arne Simonsen and Brian Kalinowski, who occupy the two seats up for re-election in November, say they will run for third terms. Click here to read Times reporter Simon Read’s story today.
Get ready. This is the first of many such announcements that will surface in the coming months as would-be candidates and incumbents on dozens of city councils, school boards, water and fire districts contemplate the placement of their names on the Nov. 4 ballot. The official nomination period runs July 14 through Aug. 8.
The Antioch incumbents have declared early in order to start raising money and potentially discourage challengers. We’ll see if that works!