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City Council Race Will Be Uncontested

Councilmen Ed Selich and Keith Curry, and newcomer Tony Petros will be on the November ballot unopposed for the Newport Beach City Council.

Three candidates will be running unopposed for the three open seats on the Newport Beach City Council on Nov. 6, according to the city clerk.

Newport Beach Mayor Pro Tem Keith Curry, Councilman Ed Selich and resident Tony Petros have been verified by the Registrar of Voters and have qualified for the November ballot. Curry is running for Newport Coast's District 7, Selich in District 5 and Petros for the District 2 seat which currently is filled by Councilman Steve Rosansky. According to the city, Rosanky is not seeking reelection because of term limits.

City Clerk Leilani Brown says no opponents filed for any of the three district seats.

Selich says he is looking forward to the challenges of another four year term.

"Newport Beach is fortunate to have a City Council that, although not always agreeing on everything, has formed a common consensus for the direction Newport Beach residents want the City to go in these challenging times," Selich said.

Curry was appointed to the Newport Beach City Council in 2006 and served as mayor in 2010. He also serves as Chairman of the Orange County Parks Commission and is the director of the Center for Public Policy and visiting professor at Concordia University.

Selich has served on the City Council for more than seven years and two terms as mayor. He has been a resident since 1979 and has also served as chairman of the Newport Beach Planning Commission for three terms.

Petros is a partner in a local engineering firm. He is involved in several community groups including the city’s Bicycle Safety Committee, the West Newport Revitalization Committee and the West Newport Beach Association.

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