Conservative candidates prevail in race for Chico City Council

Nov 5, 2014 12:45 PM by News Staff

Seven candidates were vying for three open Chico City Council seats, including two incumbents.

In a race all about the balance of power, or at least philosophy between liberals and conservatives, the conservative slate of candidates prevailed.

Andrew Coolidge in his second bid for city council received 20 percent of the vote, followed by incumbent Mark Sorensen with 19 percent and Reanette Fillmer with 18 percent.

Lupe Arim-Law was the top vote getter on the progressive slate of candidates with 14 percent and Furough Molina garnered 13 percent of the vote. Mayor Scott Gruendl finished in sixth, followed only by Rodney Willis.


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