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 Jeff Orth, president of the Gilroy Rotary Club, is considering
a bid for City Council but would not disclose if he plans to run in
the November election.
Gilroy – Jeff Orth, president of the Gilroy Rotary Club, is considering a bid for City Council but would not disclose if he plans to run in the November election.

In an interview Monday he declined to say much, but did not rule out the possibility of competing for one of three council seats up for grabs in November.

“Never say never,” he said.

If Orth passes on this election, he would not have another chance to run until 2007, when the mayor’s seat and three council positions come up. The council is made up of seven positions, including that of mayor. Each councilmember serves a four-year term.

Orth, 50, is the new president of the Rotary Club and works in Gilroy as a financial advisor. As of Monday, Orth had not requested campaign papers from City Hall. The filing deadline for the Nov. 8 election is Friday, Aug. 12.

Incumbent councilmen Bob Dillon, Craig Gartman, and Charles Morales have stated their intention to run, as have former Councilman Pete Arellano and Planning Commission Chairman Dion Bracco.

If one of the incumbents fails to file by Friday, the deadline extends to Aug. 17.

Council run

City Council hopefuls have until 5pm Friday to file their papers. To get your name on the November ballot you must:

• Pick up campaign packet from City Clerk’s office in City Hall, 7351 Rosanna St.

• Complete forms, including statement of qualifications and nomination papers

• File campaign papers with City Clerk, 846-0204.

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