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SAN CLEMENTE | Community News Focus

Write-In Candidate Seeks Treasurer's Post

October 30, 1996|JULIE FATE SULLIVAN

Residents will see two candidates running for city treasurer after all.

Investment consultant Thomas R. Jones, 50, was officially declared a write-in candidate for the seat last week, city officials said.

He will run against Paul Gudgeirsson, who was appointed acting treasurer last year after the elected treasurer, Ken Carr, retired.

"It's unusual to have a write-in candidate," said Deputy City Clerk Joanne Baade, who added that although Jones' name won't be printed on the ballot, he is officially considered a candidate by the city.

"They have to be an official write-in candidate to be counted," Baade said. "You can't just write down anyone's name."

Jones had filed candidacy papers last August but did not qualify because he failed to get enough valid signatures. He again submitted papers before last week's deadline for write-in candidates, and this time collected enough signatures, Baade said.

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