HAYWARD — At least one new face will join city leaders after June's municipal election, as Councilman Kevin Dowling will not be seeking re-election because he will be running for a county supervisor post.

In addition, Mayor Michael Sweeney and Councilwoman Anna May each will be up for re-election.

While Sweeney has created a re-election committee, sent out mailers and scheduled a campaign kickoff event, May has not announced if she will run again. She said she is meeting with the consultant from her 2008 campaign this week.

Hayward Citizen's Advisory Commission Chairwoman Sara Lamnin and Planning Commissioner Marvin Peixoto both said they are running for City Council, while professor and Kids' Breakfast Club director Mark Salinas said he is considering it.

The city officially announced the June 8 election — which will be consolidated with the state primary — last week. The nomination period begins Feb. 16 and ends March 12, or March 17 if an incumbent decides not to seek re-election.

The seats are four-year terms, beginning July 7, and any registered voter within city limits is eligible to run for office.

Dowling is seeking the District 2 Alameda County Board of Supervisors seat, which has been held by Gail Steele since 1992. That race also will be on the June 8 ballot.

Details about the election are available on the city's Web site, www.hayward-ca.gov.



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