City Council candidate Michele Hall’s first campaign foray at the home of supporter Steven Shipp was attended by a cross section of backers last week.
They included state Assembly candidate Keith Curry and current council member, Steve Dicterow.
Hall, the only candidate who has school aged children, described her driving principles as putting kids first, followed by water conservation, public safety and private property rights.
Hall, as former executive director of disbanded United Laguna, noted the leadership that she and her organization provided in supporting development of the Montage resort. Her former husband, Richard Hall, was involved in the deal that led to the hotel’s development.
Hall pledged that if elected she would be “transparent, listen to the community and will work tirelessly for the enhancement of the Laguna way of life.”
Fundraiser Nets Endorsement
Mayor Pro Tem Bob Whalen endorsed the candidacy of Rob Zur Schmiede, who is running for city council, at a fundraiser on May 3.
Besides Hall, café owner John Madison as well as Zur Schmiede, an appointed member of the Planning Commission, are running for election in November. The terms of three incumbents are in play. Incumbent Kelly Boyd has pledged to seek re-election, while incumbent Toni Iseman has not yet announced her plans. Mayor Elizabeth Pearson announced she will not seek re-election.