With election day only weeks away Santee residents have a number of choices to make that could greatly influence the directions the city takes over the next four years. Over the next few days I will be posting a series of email interviews with the candidates for city council. I am also planning to do the same with the candidates for Santee School District Board and Padre Dam Municipal Water District Board, but the city council comes first. Before I begin with the interviews, a quick overview of the candidates for the 3 seats on the council, in alphabetical order.
Janet Enright – Retired Administrative Officer
Shari L. Groce – Aerospace Engineer
Ben Kalasho – Business Owner/CEO
Rob McNelis – Santee Business Owner
John W. Minto – Incumbent
Rocky Qualin – Business Consultant
Rudy Reyes – Archaeologist/Scientist/Educator
John Ryan – Longshoreman.
Tomorrow our first interview, with Rocky Qualin.