SEAL BEACH : Finance Reports for Old Town Candidates

The two candidates vying to represent the Old Town district have each raised more than $5,000 with just a week left in the runoff election campaign.

Voters go to the polls May 10 to choose between incumbent Councilwoman Marilyn Bruce Hastings and businessman Jim Klisanin. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Voters should go to the same polling station they voted at during April's general election, said City Clerk Joanne M. Yeo.

Campaign finance reports filed last week by both candidates showed that Hastings collected a total of $5,900 in contributions while Klisanin collected $5,647.

Final campaign finance reports must be submitted to the city clerk's office by the end of this week.

Hastings came within a few votes of winning the general election outright in a three-way race against Klisanin and community activist Charles Antos.

Hastings and Klisanin are fighting for the right to represent the Old Town district, a neighborhood of small tile-roofed houses, apartments and beachfront mansions bisected by the Main Street business district.

Hastings has been an outspoken opponent of development. She has served on a council that some merchants consider anti-business because it has rejected bids by alcohol-selling establishments to expand their operating hours. Hastings has championed the views of some Old Town residents who argue there is already an over-concentration of liquor-selling businesses on Main Street.

Klisanin, a teacher, real estate agent and developer, said that Hastings and the current council have not worked hard enough to improve the business climate. He said the council has saddled merchants with too many regulations and fees.

Both Hastings and Klisanin do support the building of a police substation at the Seal Beach Pier.

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