Three Benicia candidates pull papers for election in November

Repost from the Vallejo Times-Herald
[UPDATE ON 8/13: City Council race: Hughes & Schwartzman not running, Birdseye & Strawbridge official]
[NOTE: The Progressive Democrats of Benicia have not yet endorsed any candidates for the November election.  Posting of this article does not constitute endorsement.]

Dean, Strawbridge, Largaespada all official candidates

By John Glidden, 07/20/18, 6:27 PM PDT 

Benicia City Council challengers Christina Strawbridge and Lionel Largaespada became official candidates on Friday after they each submitted their own candidacy paperwork, according to the Solano County Registrar of Voters website.

Strawbridge is seeking another council run after residents declined to re-elect her in 2016. Largaespada is also running for the Benicia council for the second election in a row.

Councilmen Mark Hughes and Alan Schwartzman are up for re-election on the five-member Benicia City Council.


Meanwhile, Dana Dean became a certified candidate on Friday [for] the Solano County Board of Education, representing Trustee Area 3.

She was first appointed to the board in March 2013 and then ran uncontested for the same seat in 2014. Prior to joining the county, Dean served on the Benicia school board for five years.

Trustee Area 3 includes the city of Benicia, a portion of East Vallejo, sections of South and East Fairfield, the city of Cordelia, Collinsville, and Travis Air Force Base.