Eight Malibuites Toss Hats in the Ring for 2020 Council Race

2020 Council Candidates

Eight Malibu residents think they have what it takes to lead the city as representatives on Malibu City Council. As of Tuesday morning, Aug. 11, six of those candidates were qualified to appear on the November ballot; another three submitted paperwork and signatures and were still awaiting final approval, according to Malibu City Clerk Heather Glaser.

The eight hopefuls—including one incumbent—are jockeying for three available seats in the upcoming election. While Council Member Jefferson “Zuma Jay” Wagner and Mayor Pro Tem Skylar Peak are set to be termed-out come December, Council Member Rick Mullen has decided to run to hold onto his seat for a second term.

The qualified council candidates are:

Paul Grisanti, 67, real estate broker/columnist

Rick Mullen, fire captain

Bruce Lee Silverstein, 59, attorney

Lance Simmens, 67, author, public servant

Doug Stewart, businessman

Mark Wetton, 60, consultant

Andy Lyon, 57, residential realtor

Steve Uhring

The nomination period ended on Friday, Aug. 7 at 4:30 p.m. This is the finalized list of candidates.