Three candidates filed papers to run for the vacant Redondo Beach District 3 City Council seat in the March 8 election.
The candidates are: Steve Colin, 30, a lawyer and former chairman of the Public Improvements Commission; reserve police officer William R. Mona, 54, a business representative for the United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 770, and Recreation and Parks Commissioner William (Brad) Parton, 27, an investment broker.
If none of the candidates receives a majority of the votes cast, a runoff election will be held May 17. The winner will serve the remaining three years of the term of Marcia Martin, who resigned Nov. 30 to pursue her career as a deputy in the Orange County Sheriff's Department.
In her reelection victory last March, Martin beat Colin by just five votes to capture her second four-year term. They were the only candidates in the race.
There are about 6,300 registered voters in District 3, which is loosely bordered by Marshallfield Lane, 190th Street, Paulina Avenue and the Torrance and Hermosa Beach city lines.