Lawsuit alters Hemet city council race

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The candidates for the Hemet City Council District 4 seat face confusion over candidate registration deadlines. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Missteps by city officials in Hemet have led some candidates and voters to be uncertain as to who is eligible to run for an open seat on the Hemet City Council come Election Day. To clarify matters, a lawsuit has been filed with the Superior Court of California. Three of the city’s districts are looking to fill seats Nov. 3. Candidates include District 1 incumbent Karlee Meyer and District 3 incumbent Michael Perciful. District 4 was left with a vacancy in July upon Bonnie Wright’s resignation, and this race has caused some confusion. Registered voter and District 4 resident Kenneth Graff, who filed the lawsuit, learned that the city should not have extended the filing date for potential candidates because Wright moved to Arizona, July 9. It should have changed her status to a non-i
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