Incumbent Mammoth Town Councilman Skip Harvey decided at the last minute that he would not seek re-election to the Town Council. Two others have filed for two available seats with, now, an extended deadline for further filings.
Earlier, Harvey had said he would run again. He stated that his treatments for cancer would not stand in the way of his running for and serving in political office. When Harvey had not filed by Thursday afternoon, with the deadline on Friday, we contacted him.
On Friday, Harvey said confirmed that he would not run for office. He said only that he had decided to return to “the lifestyle of a restaurant owner.” Harvey owns and operates Base Camp Cafe. His decision comes at a time in which the Town of Mammoth struggles under the dark burden of a $42 million court judgment debt and severe budget problems.
As of Friday, Mayor Jo Bacon had filed papers to seek re-election and Michael Raimondo, owner of New York Deli in Mammoth, had also filed to run for a Town Council seat. Since Harvey, an incumbent, did not file, the March 9 deadline to file has been extended to Wednesday, March 14 at 5pm.
Will anyone else come forward? As one Mammoth resident said, “Who wants to jump into a briar patch?”
This is sad news for the town. Skip was the voice of reason. He listened to and respected the citizens of ML. Thank you Skip for all your years of service….we will miss you… see you at Base Camp!
I agree with what Dave said, Skip always looked out for the people of this Town and as the bear guy said “THANK YOU”! People need to remember that Skip was not on the Town council when the 42 million airport fiasco happened.
Steve Searles for town Counsel? HMMMMM!
Please, spare us with this thought… the last thing we need on the Town Council is another ego….
Can’t say I blame him.
Who would wan’t to be on the TC when the place goes BK.
Wayne Deja did not write this above post…..even though I agree with it….
Sorry about that, Wayne. Will watch emails more carefully. And, for the man who misused Wayne Deja’s name – knock it off
or I’ll have to report you. Benett Kessler
Thank you Skip
hey….i didn’t post that…..
I believe Skip was one of, if not the ONLY, decent council member we’ve had in the past decade. He was dedicated to Mammoth Lakes and recreation. I feel he had his finger on the pulse of the real community interests. Thanks for your service, Skip. Any naysayers should run… Read more »
Thank you for your service Mr. Harvey, you did a good job on the council.