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New Faces in City Council Race

| Gazette, News | March 21, 2013

Danta Acosta at press conference and rally on March 18 in front of City Hall

Dante Acosta has officially thrown his hat into the ring for City Council. At a press conference and rally held in front of City Hall on Monday, March 18, he briefly outlined why he is running for office. Before a crowd of about 30 friends, family, veterans groups, seniors and local media, Acosta formally announced his run, claiming a desire to “serve the community that has so graciously served” him and his family. He added that he feels that “it’s time for new energy and a new perspective at City Hall.” Acosta said he wanted to keep his speech brief and outline his policies at another meeting. (photo by Christopher A. Weaver)

The election to determine new Santa Clarita City Council members is over one year away and there are three seats up for re-election. Sitting Councilman Frank Ferry will not seek re-election, therefore, two of the seats will have incumbents running against challengers. The incumbents, Marsha McLean and Laurene Weste, are expected to seek re-election.

Alan Ferdman is a longtime Santa Clarita resident and community advocate who recently announced that he will be running for Santa Clarita City Council next year. Ferdman moved to Canyon Country in 1965, and has a consistent history of community involvement and volunteering. As the chair of the Canyon Country Advisory Committee since 2002, he said he is running for City Council to be instrumental in maintaining Santa Clarita’s family friendly lifestyle, reducing traffic congestion and bringing high end jobs to the Santa Clarita Valley. Ferdman strongly expresses a belief in open government and wants to hear from the community. He can be contacted at electalanferdman@gmail.com or 661 713-9344.

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