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Oakley: Burgis Pulls Papers for Council Run

Diane Burgis, executive director of the Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed, pulled papers yesterday to run for Oakley City Council bringing the list of potential candidates to eight.

“I had a lot of friends that encouraged me to get involved when I brought up the idea so I decided to go for it. I saw there was three seats open for council and now is the time to get involved,” stated Burgis.

As executive director for a non-profit, it appears to have given her the experience needed to work for people across the city while understanding how government works. In her job as the executive director, she meets a lot of different people and deals with a lot of different personalities which provides her with experience on how to work with people across the board which will be required for such a position.

She explained that she looks forward to campaigning and really getting to know what people in Oakley think.

“I enjoy talking to different people and I look forward to hearing what people really think should be done in the City and see if I can work for them,” stated Burgis. “I want to be the person that brings what people want done in the city to the council.”

Ms. Burgis also explained with a smile on her face that she was proud that this will be the first election her 18-year old son gets to vote in and he gets to vote for his mom.  She laughed as she stated she at least had 1-vote.

L.J. Souza also pulled papers late yesterday.

Here is a complete list of who has pulled papers to potentially run for City Council, only Kevin Romick has submitted his paperwork after pulling:

  • Randy Alder
  • Pat Anderson (I)
  • Diane Burgis
  • Doug Hardcastle
  • Dave Hansen
  • Brad Nix
  • Kevin Romick (I)
  • L.J. Souza

Potential candidates have until August 10 to pull and submit the required paperwork to become a candidate, although Oakley will be extended because Jim Frazier is running for State Assembly District 11.

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5 Responses »

  1. Go Diane! I am happy to hear that you will be running. You have my support!

  2. Diane is the type of person Oakley needs and she has such a wonderful personality. Will Brad Nix just go away once and for all please!

  3. Given this poor list, looks like Kevin Romick is in safe position to win re-election.

  4. It is real easy to figure out who i will not be voting for (I). Now to learn more about the rest of the field!

  5. Nomination papers to run for the Oakley City Council are due August 10, 2012. If one of the incumbents does not file nomination papers by 5:00 p.m. on Friday August 10, 2012, the nomination period will be extended for non-incumbents to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday August 15, 2012

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