Field of five for City Council race


Five of the eight people who pulled nomination papers for the City Council election officially filed for the race prior to the 4:30 p.m. Friday deadline. They were John Sibert, Jefferson Wagner, Pamela Conley Ulich, Susan Tellem and Kathy Wisnicki. Those who did not file were Ryan Embree, Ed Gillespie and Wade Major.

The candidate’s nomination papers contain 400-word-maximum statements that will appear on the ballot and at least 20 signatures from registered Malibu voters. City Clerk Lisa Pope will send the papers to the Los Angeles County Registrar’s Office on Monday for signature verification. She said she expects to hear back from the office later that day or on Tuesday.

Potential candidates can still enter the race as write-in candidates. The filing period for write-in candidates is from Feb. 11 to March 25.

Requests for absentee ballots may be made from March 10 to April 1. The last day to register to vote is March 24. Election Day is April 5.