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Election Cancelled
Dave Druker | 10th Street


Two people have filed for the two seats for the Del Mar City Council. Terry Sinnott has decided to seek reelection while Lee Haydu has decided to retire. Dwight Worden has filed for the open seat vacated by Lee. Terry Sinnott was first elected to the Del Mar City Council in 2010. Dwight Worden is a former city attorney for Del Mar and has lived in Del Mar for over 30 years.

Two other residents – Kevin Burke and Paul Von Petersen pulled paperwork to run for city council but neither filed by the Wednesday, August 13 deadline. Kevin Burke is a long-time resident in Del Mar and previously ran unsuccessfully in 2004 garnering 562 votes. Paul Von Petersen as of the end of July 2014 was not a registered voter in Del Mar.

As there are only two seats open for election and there are only two candidates, the city council has the ability to cancel the November election for city council. The arguments for cancelling the election are that it will save the city between $4000 and $8000. The argument for holding the election is that it is part of the democratic process to have an election and to let the voters express their opinion. Solana Beach is in the exact same position and has decided to cancel their election for city council. The Del Mar City Council had to make a decision by Thursday, August 21.

The city council met on August 20, 2014 and decided to cancel the election.



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