Drummond: Fewer candidates seen amid rising costs

Two factors may help explain the dearth of candidates seeking Yorba Linda City Council seats: The cost of campaigns and endorsements from the count...

September 16, 2022
1:40 AM

Two factors may help explain the dearth of candidates seeking Yorba Linda City Council seats: The cost of campaigns and endorsements from the county's official Republican Party organization. This year, only three contenders are running for two positions, and two years ago, nobody filed to run against three incumbents. And only three candidates sought two seats in 2018. By contrast, 27 residents signed up to run for five positions in the first council election in 1967, and 18 residents joined the race for the five slots in 1970.

Jim Drummond