Potential Murrieta City Council Candidates Emerge

As of Wednesday, four potential candidates had obtained nomination packets from the Murrieta City Clerk.

Two Murrieta City Council seats are up for grabs in the November election, and potential candidates are already beginning to emerge.

As of Wednesday, four prospective candidates had pulled papers with an intent to run for office, according to Murrieta City Clerk Kay Vinson.

They are: incumbent Randon Lane, Harry Ramos, David Mueting, and John Paul Serbin.

Incumbent Doug McAllister, who currently serves as mayor, has not yet announced whether he will seek another term.

Candidates have until Aug. 10 to gather at least 20 valid signatures from Murrieta residents, pay an $800 election fee and follow other guidelines, according to the election packet provided by Vinson.

The winning candidates in November will be appointed to serve a four-year term.

For more information on how to run for city council,

Editor's Note: Patch is attempting to reach and profile all prospective candidates for the upcoming November election.

Cyclist July 19, 2012 at 05:05 PM
Murrieta Mom, you seem to have an agenda against Randon Lane. Why? He is the most forward-thinker on the Council. All the others are determined to keep Murrieta a distant second to Temecula as far as attracting viable businesses to the area. Are you one of those old-time Murrieta residents that want to go back to the days where Murrieta only had one stop sign?
Murrieta Mom July 20, 2012 at 02:49 AM
Cyclist - Randon is a fake. You must be on his campaign committee. Please justify your statement. Clearly, Rick Gibbs is the most progressive Council Member and has done more for business than any other council member. the only business Randon supports is business that supports him.
john smith July 22, 2012 at 02:23 PM
The disgraced marine kicked out under other then honerable condintion Gary Stein posted on his Facebook page he is looking at running. Does the city know the militia and religious gay and minority intolerance he posts daily?
Nancy Knight July 23, 2012 at 07:43 PM
Nancy Knight, Former Resident There is a serious situation in Murrieta. The Council's rezoning of the property of old time residents is a taking of private property rights. Owners were not notified by letter of the new zoning on their parcel. Buyers will not find out the home they think they purchased is now in a commercial or multi-family district. Any incumbent should be willing to bring the issue of this rezoning of already developed property up for reconsideration. There is an Editorial (August 2012) posted at www.thebugle.net that explains the impacts of the new zoning in detail. Since it is election season, we need as many people to be informed on this “taking” of property rights as possible. It may push Randon Lane to at least bring the matter up as an agenda item and vote before November. Doug McAllister sent a “Not Read” reply to an email that was sent to each councilmember with the subject line reading: Commercial Districts and Enforcement of Loss of Nonconforming Status (16.32.050). Gibbs at least sent a “Read” reply. The other three didn’t send a courtesy receipt at all. We need people who represent their constituents and believe property rights should not be taken by any elected official.
Nancy Knight August 02, 2012 at 01:41 AM
Cyclist, I am an old town property owner and I do approve of development. I do not approve of the taking of property rights under the guise of a General Plan review however where many of the old time residents' homes were taken and rezoned Research Park. I also lost my MU3 designation for Printing & Publishing on the same site as our home. That is a taking of business use as well. Today I asked Randon Lane "Are you ready to intervene and bring an agenda item before the council to reconsider this wrongful taking of our property rights?" He wrote back without answering the question. So you see, there is the proof that Randon is not acting in the best interests of the citizens he was elected to serve.


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