Connie Boardman, a former Huntington Beach mayor, announced last week that she is running for City Council, citing dissatisfaction with the city's current leadership and what she perceives as its indifference to residents' needs.
Boardman, who did not seek reelection after her term ended in 2004, has joined together with fellow candidates Joe Shaw and Blair Farley to run as Team Huntington Beach. Shaw, a former planning and public works commissioner, and Farley, a planning commissioner, introduced Boardman as a member of their slate at a fundraiser Aug. 5 at the home of former Mayor Debbie Cook.
Boardman pulled her nomination papers Aug. 5, the day before deadline, and turned them in to the city clerk's office Friday.
"We have, between us, many years of civic involvement and experience," she said. "I think one of our main goals is to be responsive to the residents of Huntington Beach and listen to their concerns."