City Hall

Candidates Rick Doyle, left, Marcel Weiland, and Jeff Slowey, right. // CH Sentinel

Campaign funding: who’s backing the top 3 candidates in Citrus Heights

Latest campaign finance disclosures filed on Oct. 27 show three candidates far outpacing the rest in the race for two seats on the Citrus Heights city council.

Reporting more than $17,000 in contributions, Vice Mayor Jeff Slowey maintained a significant lead over the other seven candidates, but Planning Commissioner Rick Doyle and financial tech director Marcel Weiland also reported receiving more than $10,000 in contributions — more than double what each of the remaining five candidates reported receiving…

by · October 30, 2016 · City Hall
Candidate Tim Schaefer, right, sits next to Bret Daniels at a Sept. 19 election forum at city hall. // CH Sentinel

Schaefer, Daniels unite in opposition to Measure B & new city hall expense

In a pair of news releases sent out by each campaign Saturday night, city council candidates Bret Daniels and Tim Schaefer announced mutual endorsements of one another and said they are united in opposition to tax increases and the new city hall expenditure.

“Both Tim and I believe that the residents of Citrus Heights would have been better served with a more prudent approach to building the new City Hall,” said Daniels in his statement. Schaefer reiterated the point in his news release, arguing that the $21 million taken from the City’s reserves to build the new hall “will impede the City’s ability to fund infrastructure and road repairs for many years to come.”

by · October 29, 2016 · City Hall
Porsche Middleton, businesswoman and 2016 candidate for Citrus Heights city council. // CH Sentinel

Porsche Middleton on the issues, in her own words

Porsche Middleton, 32, serves as a project manager at “A Project Ahead,” an engineering consulting company based in the Sacramento area. She moved to Citrus Heights from Alabama two years ago.

by · October 23, 2016 · City Hall
Tim Schaefer, businessman and current 2016 Citrus Heights city council candidate. Photo submitted by candidate

Tim Schaefer on the issues, in his own words

Tim Schaefer, 55, is a sales engineer with Ellison Technologies and has also served in various leadership positions in local neighborhood associations. In 2014, he spearheaded a “Save City Hall” effort to oppose the plan to tear down and move the old city hall.

by · October 23, 2016 · City Hall
Marcel Weiland, financial tech director and 2016 Citrus Heights city council candidate.

Marcel Weiland on the issues, in his own words

Marcel Weiland, 26, grew up in Citrus Heights, worked in the state capitol, and earned a degree in political science from Santa Clara University. He currently works as director of institutional alliances at Riskalyze, a financial tech company based in Auburn.

by · October 22, 2016 · City Hall
Bret Daniels, former council member and current 2016 city council candidate.

Bret Daniels on the issues, in his own words

Bret Daniels, 56, is a former Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy and current president of “Our Fallen,” a local nonprofit that works to help families of fallen officers. Daniels previously served on the Citrus Heights city council from 1999 until he resigned in 2005, citing personal and family reasons.

by · October 22, 2016 · City Hall
Amor Taylor, businesswoman and current candidate for Citrus Heights city council. // CH Sentinel

Amor Taylor on the issues, in her own words

Amor Taylor, 51, serves on the City’s Construction Board of Appeals and plans to open a Menchie’s frozen yogurt franchise in Citrus Heights next year. She previously served as director of public policy services for the California Foundation for Independent Living Centers.

by · October 22, 2016 · City Hall
Rick Doyle, retired insurance broker and current candidate for Citrus Heights city council. // CH Sentinel

Rick Doyle on the issues, in his own words

Rick Doyle, 72, is a retired Farmers insurance agent and currently serves on the City’s planning commission. He also heads up a local neighborhood watch group and has served as a volunteer with the Citrus Heights Police Department since 2008.

by · October 22, 2016 · City Hall
Jeff Slowey, current Citrus Heights Vice Mayor and candidate for city council. // CH Sentinel

Jeff Slowey on the issues, in his own words

Jeff Slowey, 55, is a vice president for Bank of America and has served on the city council since 2003. He is the only incumbent running in this year’s election for two of the five council seats, as current councilwoman Sue Frost gave up her seat in order to run for Sacramento County Supervisor this year.

by · October 22, 2016 · City Hall
Citrus Heights 2016 City Council candidates, from left to right. Top: Rick Doyle, Amor Taylor, Jeff Slowey, Porsche Middleton. Bottom: Tim Schaefer, Marcel Weiland, Michael Nishimura, Bret Daniels. // CH Sentinel

Citrus Heights city council candidates on the issues, in their own words

In the interest of providing voter information and fair election coverage, The Sentinel has given all eight Citrus Heights city council candidates an equal opportunity to submit written statements on a variety of local issues. Seven of the eight candidates submitted statements by the Oct. 22 deadline, and links are provided below to each candidate’s responses.

Questions included topics of homelessness, enhancing public safety, body cameras, marijuana regulation, fiscal policy, and Measure B. Although agreeing on many issues, candidates hold opposing views on Measure B and police-worn body cameras, and also have differing approaches to enhancing public safety and addressing homelessness…

by · October 22, 2016 · City Hall
Google+