Three candidates compete for two seats on the Placerville City Council
Three candidates have filled to compete for two seats on the Placerville City Council election in 75 days. Due to the last minute resignation of former Mayor and city council member Dave Machado, the filling period was extended but still had just enough candidates to make the election more then a foregone conclusion.
The three candidates are: Trisha Wilkins; George Lowry; Carol Patton. Trisha Wilkins, 33, listed her occupation as homemaker. George Lowry is 58 and listed his occupation as assistant chief of telecommunications. Carol Patton is 54 and listed her occupation as administrative assistant.
Trisha Wilkins (R) worked for years in Placerville before starting a family. She was raised on red-meat politics as her father was Ira Mirsky, a well know local political. Her website says, "I understand the importance of promoting and electing enthusiastic, cooperative candidates. I believe an elected representative should listen more than they speak. They need to be dedicated to the citizens, and make certain that they’re not motivated by personal interest, but by community pride, and the joy of serving. That is why I look forward to sitting on Placerville’s city council." Trisha Wilkins is from Placerville CA. and she is married with one child. http://www.electtrishawilkins.com/
George Lowry (D) self describes himself as an "Empty nester working on a 34 year starter marriage." His campaign website tells you little about him but he is an active Twitter user and some of his tweets earlier this year are more revealing. May 8, "My message is unchanged from 1980, "Workers of the World, Unite!" "Doubt DNC will move convention, but no one should spend money anywhere in Charlotte unless they're flying a rainbow flag" Feb 21, "Sorry to tell you this GOP, but the vaginas will not greet you as liberators either" He was recently seen at the "Coalition For Change" voter registration table on Aug 18th. George Lowry is from Pasadena Ca. and is married with adult children. http://www.lowry4council.com/ https://twitter.com/George_Lowry
Carol Anne Patton (R) is a former Placerville planning commissioner and owner of Placerville Clothing, now out of business. She made contributions to the Placerville Downtown Association, worked as a Placerville planning commissioner and as the founder of the flower baskets on Main Street. She was a proponant and suporter of the failed roundabout. She was an active participant in the Streetscape Design Committee in 2001 when the concept of the roundabout was being discussed. She was an active participant in 2005 when the City Council voted to approve the Streetscape Design Development Plan. Carol Anne was a city of Placerville planning commissioner when the Cottonwood subdivision on Clay Street was approved and conditioned with impact fees to improve the functionally obsolete Clay Street Bridge. As is often the case, those monies fell far short of the actual cost. Carol Anne Patton was one of the most vocal supporters of the paid parking downtown. Carol Patton argued against suspending Saturday enforcement. Carol Anne Patton was against the .25% increase in the Placerville sales tax. Carol Patton is listed as an Administrative Assistant at Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc, Paul Wheeler.