Read about the candidates and vote for the ones you like best!
(No, this won't actually help them win the election, but it will help people see which candidates have support and which need more.)
Lisa Shaffer is a first-time candidate in the City Council race. She decided to run for a seat after meeting Teresa Barth and being struck by the difference one person can make. Shaffer's ideals earned her a deathbed endorsement from late councilwoman Maggie Houlihan, one of Encinitas' most popular council members. She is an ethics professor and certainly Encinitas politics could use some "ethics."
Tony Kranz is a former Army National Guardsman. Kranz is an open government advocate who previously ran and came in third. His his efforts were marred by accusations from a Tea Party protester who said Kranz "attacked" him, when in fact he was only defending his elderly father against the protester's potentially violent actions. This was an obvious "set up" to anyone present at the "attack."
Mark Muir is the former Fire Chief. He was very active in supporting Stocks' last two Council campaigns. Let's see — Muir supports Stocks, city appoints Muir Fire Chief, Muir retires on $170,000 a year city pension, Stocks gets Muir interim council appointment. Any connections here? Muir was appointed to the City Council by then-mayor James Bond who, without prompting, added after his "second," that "no violation of the Brown Act was involved." Yeah, right.
Jerome Stocks is the self-appointed Mayor of Encinitas and Chair of the San Diego Association of Governments Board of Directors. He is the owner of J Stocks Insurance Services, a local health insurance provider associated with PacifiCare, Blue Shield, Blue Cross, Aetna and HSABank.com.