The candidacy period has just opened for the November 7, 2000 City Council election and the first official entry into the race is recently appointed Councilmember Sharon Barovsky. Barovsky pulled her nomination papers to run for the remaining two years left on the term of office originally held by her late husband Harry Barovsky. Sharon Barovsky was recently appointed by the council to fill that seat, but the appointment only extends until the November election when she must go before the voters. The filing period for nomination papers runs from July 17 to August 11, 2000, 5 p.m. The nomination papers require the signature of 30 registered voters from Malibu.
Although no one else has yet pulled papers, others mentioned as possible candidates are Commissioner Ted Vaill, who had indicated earlier that he intended to run, and possibly former City Councilmember Carolyn Van Horn.