Protester fails to qualify for Temecula City Council election

Denton Burr failed to receive the requisite number of signatures to get on the ballot

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Denton Burr, who has said he helped organize Black Lives Matter protests at the Temecula Duck Pond and a march to Temecula City Hall, has failed to qualify to run for a Temecula City Council seat. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
A protester who two months ago announced his intention to run for Temecula City Council has failed to qualify for the November ballot, Valley News has confirmed. Denton Burr, a Temecula resident in his 20s who has said he helped organize weeks of protests at the Temecula Duck Pond against the death of George Floyd and police brutality, fell short of the number of signatures required to run for city council. Per California Elections Code, city council candidates in cities of 1,000 registered voters or more must submit signatures from no fewer than 20, but no more than 30, voters to qualify for the ballot. According to information from the Temecula City Clerk's office, Burr submitted 10 valid signatures on his original nomination paperwork and nine valid signatures on his supplement
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