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Former candidates Burton, Franklin join incumbents Montgomery, Napolitano in crowded Manhattan Beach council race

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Manhattan Beach Mayor Richard Montgomery faces a crowded field in November election. Easy Reader file photo

by Mark McDermott 

Six candidates have pulled papers with the intention of running for one of the three City Council seats on the ballot for the November 3 municipal election. Additionally, City Treasure Steve Lilligren filed to run for reelection and thus far faces no opposition. 

The Council election will feature two incumbents, Richard Montgomery and Steve Napolitano. A third incumbent, Nancy Hersman, announced that she would not seek another term.

“After much thought, I decided not to run for re-election My husband and I plan to retire in Colorado, where two of my three daughters live,” said Hersman, who has worked professionally as an attorney for three decades. “I also believe a good mix of experience and new ideas can be good to move the City forward.” 

Former councilperson Mark Burton and former candidate Joe Franklin, both who ran unsuccessfully in last year’s council election, are again seeking election. New candidates Grettel Fournell and Chaz Flemmings round out the field. ER 



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