|With no opposition, Steve Detrick will be appointed to a second term.|
With today's 5 p.m. deadline come and gone, Elk Grove City Council District Council Member Steve made local electoral history by being the first seated council member to have no filed opposition.
According to information released by The Elk Grove City Clerk's Office, there was one one opponent who file to run against incumbent council member Jim Cooper. However that potential candidate, James White did not qualify for the ballot.
Because they face no ballot opponents, both Detrick and Cooper will be automatically appointed to their respective seats.
There were eight people who pulled papers for mayor but only six have been qualified.
Tom Santos, who drew papers on Tuesday, did not return required required paperwork by today's 5 p.m. deadline. Charles Shanks pulled paper last month, filed his papers today but failed to qualify.