Alhambra City Council cancels elections for three unopposed candidates

In a special meeting Tuesday night, Alhambra City Council canceled elections for three Council and School Board members running unopposed in November. The Council appointed Gary Yamauchi to the Third District council seat, Adele Andrade-Stadler to the First District board seat, and Patricia Rodriguez-Mackintosh to the Third District board seat.

The Second District school board election was also cancelled when Jane Anderson, who was set to run unopposed, did not submit the required number of signatures to become an official candidate, City Clerk Lauren Myles told San Gabriel Valley Tribune.

Alhambra residents will still vote for the Fourth District council seat, currently held by Councilman Steven Placido, on Nov. 6. Immigration attorney Elizabeth Salinas is running against him in that race. There will also be state and national candidates on the ballot.

In 2010, Alhambra's local elections were entirely canceled for the first time due to a lack of challengers.

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