With Jesús Silva big win in Fullerton’s District 3, Fullerton is abuzz with potential names for who the Council might pick as a replacement.
So, who’s it going to be? Here’s some gossip for you to discuss. Feel free to nominate your own darlings for consideration on the WHEEL . . . OF . . . CANDIDATES!
Updated 11/27 with reader suggestions
Free Play– Current Councilman (odds 1:1)
Seems like the easiest option. Someone familiar with the current issues and has existing relationships with city staff and council, and isn’t eligible to run in District 1, 2, or 4 in 2020. Let the voters spin again in 2020.
Lose a Turn– Leave it Open (Odds 1.5:1)
If three votes can’t be found to put a warm body in a cold chair, Council could choose to leave the vacancy open. The vacancy could last through 2020 or until a Special Election gets called.
Bonus Round– Former Members of Council (odds 2:1)
Still can’t come up with an answer to the riddle? Bring back some former contestants for another crack at solving the puzzle.
Jan Flory, Fullerton City Council (twice)
Chris Norby, Assemblyman, Supervisor, Fullerton City Council
Shawn Nelson, Supervisor, Fullerton City Council
Leland Wilson, Fullerton City Council + Fox Theater Point Person
Pam Keller, Fullerton City Council, Ex-Fullerton Collaborative
Buy A Vowel– Current and Former Fullerton Officials (odds 3:1)
Get some help with those neighboring consonants from people who’ve helped reveal a simple phrase to Council before.
Chris Meyer (Former City Manager)
Joe Felz (Former City Manager)
Wolfgang Knabe (Retiring Fire Chief)
Pete Beard (not a former employee, but Fullerton’s current Metropolitan Water District Representative)
Paul Dudley (Former Dev Services Director)
Ed Royce (No way in hell, but hey, we’re listing everyone on the wheel)
Luxury Resort Vacation– A Bar Owner (Odds 7:1)
Relax and let all your troubles float away as you blissfully drift from lane to lane down Commonwealth Avenue…
Toss Up– Former Candidates (odds 9.5:1)
Just like an Olympian disqualified by a post race drug test, let the title go to the runner-up!
Jose Trinidad Castaneda III
Mystery Wedges– Other Notables(odds 10:1)
Marty Burbank (Infrastructure Review Commission)
Nick Dunlap (Chair, Planning Commission)
Christopher Gaarder (Vice-Chair, Planning Commission)
Patrick McNelly (Infrastructure, Energy, and Water Ad-Hoc Commissions)
Arnel Dino (Infrastructure and Water Ad-Hoc Commissions)
Gretchen Cox (Parks, Energy, and Water Ad-Hoc Commissions)
Erik Wehn (Parks Commission)
Kathleen Shanfield (Planning Commission)
Kevin Pendergraft (Planning Comission)
Ryan Cantor (Planning and Library Commissions)
BANKRUPT— Anyone Associated with FFFF (odds 100:1)
Sure would put is in a pickle. What would we live for? Criticize ourselves?
The inevitable self-loathing may morally bankrupt us, if it doesn’t destroy us first.