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Candidates Set for Walnut City Council Race

Nomination papers to run were due by 5:30 p.m. today.

One new candidate for Walnut City Council will join the one incumbent and an appointee in the race for two seats this April.

Betty Tang will run for election against Council Members Mary Su and Bob Pacheco.

The three candidates filed their nomination papers for the April 8 election and Walnut City Clerk Teresa De Dios certified them.  The deadline to file was today at 5:30 p.m.

Tang, a businesswoman, is president of the Chinese-American Parents Association, founder of the World Youth Education foundation, and a board member of the Coordinating Council of the Walnut Valley Unified School District and the Chinese Association of Walnut.

Su won her first bid for the City Council in 2006, the first Asian woman to be elected in Walnut.  She also was the city's first Asian woman mayor, serving in 2009 and in 2012-13.  She previously served on the Walnut Parks and Recreation Commission and is the co-founder and chairwoman of the Chinese-American Parents Association, Walnut Valley Unified School District.

Pacheco, a former assemblyman served on the Walnut City Council for two years before being elected state office in 1998.  He was termed out of the assembly in 2004. The attorney was appointed to the Walnut City Council in July to fill the vacant seat left when former Mayor Tom King retired.

Su and Pacheco kicked off their campaigns Saturday at their headquarters in the Lemon Creek Village Shopping Center at La Puente Road and Lemon Avenue.

The election is set for April 8.


Michael January 13, 2014 at 11:09 PM
According to an account written by FPPC investigators, that accountant, Dana Oldenburg, called the Pacheco campaign filings "just a nightmare." - LA Times
Concerned Parent January 14, 2014 at 10:22 AM
Not many choices. Nobody wants that job? What about the red camera issue? Do we really need that sheriff department blackmailing our city?
Vito Spago January 14, 2014 at 10:46 AM
No one wants the job because it is a waste of time. Just an ego booster for people with small, shallow personalities.
Walnut Walker January 14, 2014 at 11:42 AM
CAPA and especially CAAW are controlled by the Lim group. I don't know much about Betty. Expect a highly contested election as the Lim group goes after Mary Su. Too bad these groups are so political now. They used to be highly thought of cultural groups supported by the entire community. Not so much any more. Its all politics. They even use the non profit Chinese Saturday schools to pass out campaign literature for their candidates.
Concerned Parent January 14, 2014 at 06:34 PM
So, Mr. Walnut Walker, do you suggest we stick with Su and Pacheco - the proponents of RedFlex?
Walnut Walker January 14, 2014 at 09:00 PM
I don't know enough about Betty to say one way or another. But give up on the red light camera. It is not a big issue in the community except for those who blow the light.
Lynn Glover January 15, 2014 at 06:07 PM
Walnut Walker why don't you come out from behind your pseudonym and let me know who you really are so we can discuss facts about red light cameras face to face and, if so, let us know for whom you are shilling.
Lynn Glover January 17, 2014 at 07:14 AM
Walnut Walker you replied to my comment about your use of a pseudonym with a reference to your neighbor having been vandalized by the anti stadium group. I got the first part of your reply by e-mail, but the link to the actual post did not open to it in its entirety. Melanie has also looked for it without success. She says it appears to be lost by some glitch or you may have cancelled it. Would you please re-post your entire comment.
Concerned Parent January 17, 2014 at 12:20 PM
Dear WW, do you have anything to do with a real Walnut Walker, a gentleman we can see everyday walking around Walnut for many years?

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