The race for the Fullerton City Council is a crowded one, with eight candidates vying for two seats. Because the city is shifting from at-large elections, in which all races were city-wide, to district elections, one race – District 3 – has two incumbents as well as a challenger, while the other – District 5 – has no incumbent at all and five newcomers competing for the seat.
In District 3, Mayor Pro Tem Greg Sebourn faces incumbent Councilman Jesus Silva and challenger Nickolas Wildstar.
Wildstar, a recording artist, says he wants to cut taxes and increase revenue. He also wants to take on homelessness and affordable housing. Silva’s priorities are improving roadways and paying down pension liabilities. Sebourn’s top issues are public safety and infrastructure (roads and sidewalks). Sebourn, an engineer at Stantec Inc., was first elected to the council in 2012. Silva was first elected to the council in 2016 after serving four years on the city’s Parks and Recreation Commission.
While Silva is a strong candidate, we endorsed Sebourn in his last bid for City Council in 2014 and we are pleased to do so again. Greg Sebourn for Fullerton’s council District 3.