Released via @James4Goleta Facebook page on August 10:
I have been notified by the Goleta City Clerk that the Nomination Period filing deadline has passed and I am now running unopposed for a seat on the Goleta City Council.
I will be sworn into office for a four-year term this December. Thank you all of you for the support and encouragement these past months. It is a true honor to have the opportunity to serve the residents of Goleta, and to hold elected office in the community I grew up in. In the weeks ahead, I will do all that I can to prepare for this important work. In addition to meeting with our city manager and department leaders in the coming months, I’ll look forward to planning several community events to continue hearing from Goleta residents about their concerns.
Finally I will work hard to help elect local leaders who share my commitment to keeping this community a wonderful place to work, live and play.