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First candidate declares run for Chico council seat

2018 will be a major election year for California.

Posted: Jan 11, 2018 10:39 PM
Updated: Jan 12, 2018 1:09 PM

2018 will be a major election year for California.

In November, voters will be selecting a new governor and choosing new representatives in the midterm elections.

California Republican representatives Darrell Issa and Ed Royce announced they will not be running for re-election.

In Chico, candidates for City Council are also gearing up ahead of time for November.


On Thursday night, Scott Huber held an event in Downtown Chico to announce he is running for a Chico council seat.

The Council has had a conservative majority for more than three years.

If Huber is elected, this could disrupt that as three seats for the Chico City Council, currently held by conservatives, are re-opened this year.

The Council positions are currently held by Andrew Coolidge, Mark Sorensen and Vice Mayor Reanette Filmer.

Candidate Scott Huber moved to Chico in 1979 to go to Chico State and has lived in Chico ever since.

Huber intends to address issues such as homelessness, access to affordable housing, installing body cameras on police and adding foot and bike patrols.

Huber explains why winning a council seat would be significant.

"I've had a number of people saying, gosh you could be the swing vote on things. And that's how I consider myself to be, a moderate, a person who will buck the trend if I believe it's on the opposite of one party or the other. I'm not married to one party or its ideology," said Huber.

Supervisor Maureen Kirk and Council Member Randall Stone were at the event Thursday night and spoke in support of Huber.

Each council member has a four year term, including the mayor and vice mayor who will be chosen this November as well.

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