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Former Napa City Manager Files for Council Run

William “Bill” Bopf, 76, was city manager from 1975 to 1984 and is the first declared Napa City Council challenger to file candidate paperwork, according to the Napa Valley Register. Five other people have also said they'll run for the two council seats.

If everyone who's declared a Napa City Council candidacy goes through with the process of filing paperwork with the city by Friday, it's going to be a crowded ballot.

The is reporting that William “Bill” Bopf, 76, who was Napa city manager from 1975 to 1984, has taken out the required papers to run for council on the Nov. 6 ballot.

According to the Register report, none of the other declared candidates seeking the two expiring council seats — Alex Pader, Alfredo Pedroza, Doris Gentry, Charlie Rose and Scott Sedgley — has yet filed the candidacy papers that are due by the end of the day Friday.

The City of Napa candidates' guide, available from the City Clerk's office, lists the required forms as:

1. Form 501 

2. Nomination Paper and $25 filing fee  

3. Ballot Designation Form  

4. Candidate’s Statement of Qualifications and $200 Filing Fee (if Candidate Statement is desired) 

5. Form 700 – Statement of Economic Interests 

6. Code of Fair Campaign Practices (voluntary)

The council seats on the November ballot are those of Mark Van Gorder, who is running for county supervisor, and Jim Krider, who is seeking re-election.

Mayor Jill Techel is also running for re-election, against midterm council member Peter Mott.

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