Candidates set for Del Mar City Council election

Six candidates have qualified for the Nov. 8 ballot to fill three Del Mar City Council seats, according to a city press release. Terms last from December 2016 through November 2020.

Six potential candidates filed nomination papers by the Aug. 17 deadline and have qualified for the ballot. The candidates are T. Patrick Stubbs, businessman; Dave Druker, technology executive; Ellie Haviland, planning commissioner/businesswoman; Sherryl Parks , mayor/teacher; incumbent Albert Corti, president and CEO, Corti Retail Strategies; and Jim Benedict, Philanthropy/Finance Committee.

Incumbent Councilman Don Mosier will not be seeking reelection.

The city of Del Mar and the Del Mar Foundation will co-sponsor two upcoming forums moderated by the League of Women Voters of North County San Diego, according to the release. A Candidate Forum, which will be held Sept. 29, 2016, will provide voters with an opportunity to ask questions of the candidates.

There will also be a forum on Oct. 5 regarding the two ballot measures for consideration this year — the “Del Mar Transaction & Use Tax” measure and the “Voter Approval Requirement for Certain Development Projects” measure — according to the city release.

The deadline to register to vote is Oct. 24. Persons interested in voting for these candidates in the upcoming city council election must be a resident of Del Mar, the release stated. Voters can register at


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