Planning Commissioner Barbara Delgleize enters H.B. council race

Planning Commissioner Barbara Delgleize has entered the race for Huntington Beach City Council, bringing the field of candidates to six.

Delgleize finished a close fifth in the last council race, when 21 candidates ran for four open seats. She garnered 414 fewer votes than Joe Shaw, who was elected to the dais.

"I was too close not to try again," said Delgleize, who added that she was "very passionate about wanting the city to work."

Assistant City Clerk Robin Lugar said Delgleize filed her paperwork with the city March 7.

A Realtor with an office in Surf City, Delgleize was appointed to the Planning Commission in January 2009. She has served as president of the Orange County Assn. of Realtors and chairwoman of the Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce. In 2007, she won the chamber's Athena Award, which honors businesswomen who contribute to the community.

Also running for council this year are incumbent Devin Dwyer, Planning Commissioners Blair Farley and Tim Ryan and challengers Bruce Brandt and Jim Katapodis. Small business owner Dan Kalmick filed his intention to run late last year and is still listed as a candidate with the city clerk's office, but said he has opted out of the race.

—Michael Miller

Twitter: @MichaelMillerHB

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