Evert Says He Does Not Anticipate Running for Second Council Term

By Jim Shilander

San Clemente City Councilman Jim Evert

San Clemente City Councilman Jim Evert

It appears, at least for now, that there will be at least one new member on the San Clemente City Council when the body reorganizes in December.

During discussion about changing the council’s meeting dates in June and November, to allow for chambers to be used as a polling and collection site for ballots for the primary and general elections, Councilman Jim Evert indicated he planned to be on vacation during the week of the election, which will be held Nov. 4.

Evert told the body he would “be near the end anyway.” The terms of three council members, including Evert’s, expire at the end of November. Evert said after the conclusion of the meeting that while he was not completely closing the door on seeking reelection, he was currently “not planning on running again.”

Evert was elected in 2010 and served as the city’s mayor from Dec. 2011 to Dec. 2012.

Two other members of the council, Lori Donchak and Mayor Tim Brown, are up for reelection as well, but have not announced a decision on whether to seek another term. If both chose to run, Donchak would be seeking her third term in office, while Brown would be seeking his second.

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