The deadline to pull election papers to run for theis on Thursday, Sept. 13. So far, 15 candidates have filed for 19 available seats.
As of Tuesday, there was only one prospective race in this year's election, which will be held on Saturday, Oct 13. Current board members Cathi Milligan and Monica Alcaraz have both stated their intention to run for President of the HHPNC. Last Thursday, current President Chris Smith told Patch that he did not intend to seek another term.
Milligan is the owner of the on York Boulevard and is the current President of the NELAart organization. She has served as the neighborhood council's economic development chair for the last year.
Alacaraz joined the board this summer; she now serves as the President of 's PTA.
Current HHPNC members who have already officially decided to seek another term are Hector Hueza, Ofelia Zuniga, Miriam Escobar, Trisha Gossett, Steve Crouch and Janet Dodson.
There is some new blood this year, as well. Brandin Engersbach, Clyde Williams, Pablo Gutierrez, Randy Carrillo, Lida Caban, Raul Macias and Margarito Martinez will all seek open seats on the board.
Click here to see the full list of candidates and to read their personal statements.
Those interested in running for a seat on the neighborhood council can learn more about how to do so here.