Opponents of jet aircraft at Fullerton's city airport, who came up short in a bid to ban the jets via a city referendum, suffered another blow in Tuesday's election by failing to defeat City Council incumbents who voted for the jets.
Election results, which have yet to be verified, showed incumbent Mayor A. B. (Buck) Catlin, 68, and Councilwoman Molly McClanahan, 49, winning new four-year terms.
Because the tallies for the write-in candidates were not available from the county registrar of voters, jet foe Carl R. Stevenson, 35, would not concede defeat Wednesday.
Stevenson said concerns about potential expansion of the Fullerton Municipal Airport and fears of low-flying and noisy aircraft remain an item of major concern in Fullerton. Stevenson, an engineer with Rockwell International, said he "most definitely" plans to run for office again.