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Lafayette Candidates Night is Thursday

The public and nine candidates for City Council and Lafayette school board are invited to the event at the Lafayette Community Center.

The candidates will be out in force at the Lafayette Community Center at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The center is at 500 St. Mary's Road. The Candidates Night program is sponsored by the Lafayette Homeowners Council. Invited to the festivities are nine candidates for Lafayette School District and the Lafayette City Council.

The four candidates for two open seats on the school district's Board of Governors are:
Jean Follmer
Quinlan Tom
Nancy Wallace
Dr. Don Wolff

There is a competitive race for the Lafayette City Council with two incumbents not running for re-election. The five City Council candidates for three seats on the Lafayette City Council are:
incumbent Mike Anderson
Rob Lobron
Mark Mitchell
Traci Reilly
Yolanda "Jolie" Vega

Miles VanBuren October 05, 2012 at 04:54 PM
Clear choice winner for Lafayette voters in the school board race anyone other than the lawyer/special interest candidate Nancy Wallace. How can anyone support a candidate for our school board that thinks so little of our public education that she pulled her two daughters out of our public schools and into private schooling leaving behind only her special needs child to take advantage of mandatory public education for special needs children. Shameful!!
lovelafayette October 05, 2012 at 06:20 PM
Commissioners Reilly and Mitchell, and Councilman Mike Anderson are the slate to vote for. They have solid records of accomplishments in their current posts, and proved themselves to be knowledgeable and articulate about every question posed. Mike spoke proudly of his 30 years with EBRPD, a great employer match for what Lafayette needs. Say NO Robert Lobron, he did not give a single reason to vote for him, his presentation may have cost him some votes. He sees himself as a stealth candidate, won't even say who he works for! He did say he has helped to build big pharm and healthcare facilities. Since we do not want a hospital or pharmaceutical factory in town, and he said he will not "always do what the public wants" there are reasons to vote AGAINST him! Lobron's pro big business and developement stance turned off a lawyer who was seated near me. Lobron's record as Parks Commissioner is abysmal, his choice of "accomplishment" was laughable: the $250,000 Burton "trail to nowhere" that was opposed by residents as a waste of public funds, but built in spite of public opinion. Ms. Vega's heart is in the right place, but her lack of specifics as to her work experience and emphasis on herself as a citizen of the world did not seem relevant to the job of Council person.
TMoraga October 05, 2012 at 06:25 PM
Pretty sure very few if any parents who have jobs were able to make it. I had plans on going but as murphy would have it my 6 month old got sick during the day and I was up all night no go for me. Very surprised by the lack of comments posted after Candidate night
lovelafayette October 06, 2012 at 08:27 PM
Miss JD. No Patch coverage of Laf candidates night is a bad decision!
Jose October 06, 2012 at 08:51 PM
Unless I missed it, same deal for Moraga. Candidates night announced and no followup.

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