No official candidates yet for two Dunsmuir City Council seats

Skye Kinkade

As of Thursday morning, August 1, no one had yet filed candidacy paperwork with the Siskiyou County Clerk to run for two vacant seats on the Dunsmuir City Council.

The positions will be filled during a special election on Nov. 5. The winners of the election join mayor Ed Steele and councilors Leslie Wilde and Dave Keisler on the Dunsmuir City Council. The terms of both elected councilors will expire in November 2014.

Dunsmuir City Manager Brenda Bains said one person took out nomination paperwork, but they haven’t yet returned it to City Hall to obtain the required city clerk’s signature.

The candidate filing period ends on Friday, Aug. 9 at 4 p.m., according to Siskiyou County Clerk Colleen Setzer. Vote-by-mail ballots will be sent out on the week of Oct. 7 and polls will be open Nov. 5 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Candidates must be registered voters, age 18 or older, who live within Dunsmuir’s city limits.

According to the Notice of Special Election, if no one or only one person is nominated for an elected office, appointment to the elective office may be made as prescribed by California Election Code Section 10229.

For further information, contact the Siskiyou County Clerk’s Office at 842-8084 or reference the Candidate’s Guide online at