Developing story. Today’s mail brought this document to the candidates for the March 13 primary election. It indicates that the Town of Quartzsite “discovered” that the candidates’ petitions, alone, will determine which seat each or all candidates will seek.
The issue is this. When the candidates submitted their completed petitions, one important choice was not addressed. That was whether the candidate desired to run in the primary cycle for a four year council term – or – a two year term available in a special cycle to fill the seat left open by former council member Lizarraga. The petitions were received and processed. Then , later, the new Town Clerk Terry Frausto is said to have made telephone calls to candidates to ask for their spoken choice as to two or four years.
It is known that at least one candidate opted to run for the two year seat. Candidates are raising the issue of why the Town Clerk did not make clear that there was a choice to be made in each candidacy. Even more curiously, it is being asked why Clerk Terry Frausto would make the telephone calls.