Delgleize said she has been living in Huntington Beach for more than 30 years and knows from that time and her experience as a Realtor what makes a community good — good services, schools, parks, roads and safety.
“I feel responsible for taking care of these items and that is why I want to serve the community,” she said.
Von Holle is also an established figure in town, having volunteered for more than two decades in the Huntington Beach Fourth of July Parade. He plans to retire in November after 35 years with the city’s Public Works Department.
“I love the city,” Von Holle said. “I’ve worked here 35 years, and it’s been good to me. I’ve had a real good time here.”
Giving it another shot
In addition to Shaw, other names on the ballot may be familiar from past council elections.
Westwell, a Libertarian, is entering his fifth race for the council. If elected, he would push for the city to streamline its services, spend less money and reduce the size of government through attrition. In the past, he said, he thought of himself as a fringe candidate, but said his experience with the school district has given him a higher profile.
“I have a record now,” Westwell said. “People can look at what I’ve done, and they’re not frightened of the Libertarian guy that’s out there.”
Brandt, a retired Boeing executive and the owner of Zanadu Realty, also ran unsuccessfully for the council in 2008. He ran a low-key campaign last time, but said the turnout encouraged him to try again.
“Last time, I had 14,000 or so votes, and that’s clearly more people than I know,” Brandt said. “So that made me feel good.”