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Newsfront - July 11, 2008

Council members seek re-election in November

Danville Mayor Candace Andersen, Vice Mayor Newell Arnerich and Councilmember Mike Doyle announced Monday that they will run for re-election to the Town Council. The filing period opens Monday and ends Aug. 8, at which point the incumbents will see if anyone will challenge them for the seats. The early announcement was an attempt to make sure the local race isn't lost in what is expected to be a high-profile presidential campaign this fall.

The three said they plan to campaign individually and as a group, citing a shared vision for the town. They praised the town's fiscal responsibility, protection of open space and transportation improvements, and noted future challenges such as maintaining a high level of service amidst state budget cuts and keeping Danville's small town charm despite a growing population.

They also discussed protecting the Urban Limit Line and warding off any attempt by San Ramon city leaders to try to develop the Tassajara Valley.

"We've decided we want to make it clear we've done a good job guiding Danville," said Arnerich, who has served on the council since 1995. Doyle has been on the council since 1991 and Andersen, the newest member, since 2003.

"I am proud of what we have been able to accomplish together as a council during my first term of office and look forward to serving another four years," Andersen said.

To file to run for the Danville Town Council, contact the Contra Costa County Election Department at 335-7800 or


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