City Council races in Martinez and Pleasant Hill are generating considerable interest. In Martinez, where two seats will be on the Nov. 6 ballot, incumbent Janet Kennedy isn't running. Two of three council seats on the ballot in Pleasant Hill are open because Terri Williamson resigned and Mayor John Hanecak is stepping down. Voters in both cities also will elect a part-time city clerk and city treasurer.
This is a list of people who have taken out papers to run for City Council as of July 24. For council candidates in both cities, the filing deadline is Aug. 15.
In Martinez, Evelyn Centeno has pulled papers to run against incumbent City Clerk Richard Hernandez; incumbent City Treasurer Carolyn Robinson also has taken out papers. In Pleasant Hill, incumbent City Treasurer Mark Celio also has pulled papers.
Lisa P. White covers Martinez and Pleasant Hill. Contact