SIMI VALLEY : Federer to Run for City Council

Seeking improved services for the elderly and a separate city fire department, Simi Valley resident Ernie Federer announced his candidacy Wednesday for City Council.

Federer, 28, works as director of quality management at a psychiatric hospital in Port Hueneme.

A six-year Simi Valley resident, Federer ran unsuccessfully for a council seat in 1992, placing fourth out of 13 candidates.

The City Council seats held by Sandi Webb and Judy Mikels are on the November ballot. Webb has announced her bid for reelection, but Mikels is seeking election to the county Board of Supervisors instead.


In addition to Federer and Webb, six other Simi Valley residents have pulled papers to run for the council.

They are Douglas K. Dubin, 27, a salesman; Dean F. Kunicki, 49, an insurance consultant and Simi Valley planning commissioner; Michael S. Mc Caffrey, an insurance underwriter and former president of the Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce; Lindsey Paul Miller, 55, former Simi Valley police chief; Gary Robert Shaw, 37, and Joseph R. Vesalga, 39, a computer operator and neighborhood council director.