COMPTON — Filing for the April 16 municipal election closed Saturday, with 13 candidates vying for three City Council positions, including the mayor's post, and six others seeking jobs as city attorney, clerk or treasurer.
All six incumbents are seeking reelection, although one councilman is running for mayor rather than defending his council seat.
Though 19 persons sought spots on the ballot, the candidacies of three persons were not certified and they must go to court if they wish to appear on the ballot. (See story Page 1.) Knocked from the ballot were Louis Johnson, who is running for city clerk, and council candidates James Hays Jr. and Walter Goodin.
Mayoral candidates are dentist Walter Tucker, the 60-year-old incumbent, and Maxcy Filer, 54, a councilman since 1976. Other candidates are Edward Loney, a 44-year-old equipment operator, and Willie Bobbitt, 46, a supervisor for a construction company.
Councilman Floyd James and Robert Adams Sr., both first elected in 1977, are opposed by a total of seven candidates.
In council District 2, James, 44, is running against Patricia Moore, the 36-year-old president of the city's United Council of Block Clubs, and Hays who is 28 and director of the Compton YMCA.