No city (council) election in Pittsburg this fall

There’s no stumping this fall for incumbent Pittsburg City Councilmen Will Casey and Ben Johnson .

Click here to read Times’ story by Paul Burgarino on the subject.

Their only opponent in the Nov. 4 city council race, David Manly, has apparently failed to obtain enough signatures to qualify as a candidate.

The two incumbents on the Pittsburg Unified School Board are also unopposed; Laura Canciamilla and Ruben Rosalez.

Does that mean citizens of Pittsburg are thrilled with their representation and the direction of the city and schools, and thus have no need to challenge the incumbents? Or are people turned off by the idea of campaigning or disinterested in serving in public office?

Lisa Vorderbrueggen