Sunday, February 1, 2015
FAIRFIELD-SUISUN, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Councilman plans run for Vacaville mayor’s seat

By
From page A3 | July 18, 2014 |

VACAVILLE — Only one person has thrown his hat in the mayoral ring after Steve Hardy announced his decision to not seek re-election.

City Councilman Ron Rowlett pulled candidate papers Monday, indicating his plans to run.

“I’ve always anticipated I’ve wanted to run for mayor,” he said. “Now (is) a good opportunity for me to step up and be a leader.”

His experience includes his tenure on the council and his profession as a business agent for the local carpenter’s union, which, he said, puts him in touch with the business community.

“I’ve served in some of the tough(er) times Vacaville has (had),” Rowlett said. “I’ve had to solve issues that were alarming. That I can really draw off.”

Rowlett, whose council term is up in 2016, said as he moves through his sixth year on the council, he’s always put a priority on public safety. He’s also put a premium on the business community and enticing future business to the Vacaville fold. He said he wants to continue the wave of success the city has had in bringing in new businesses such as Icon Aircraft.

“I think we’ve done a great job, but we need to continue that,” he said.

Economically, he said, the city is “coming around” and “getting stronger.” He said that remaining fiscally responsible and staying out of crisis mode is paramount to future stability.

He acknowledged that the city was still deficit spending and still dealing with a continued structural deficit. He said the city needs to ensure it’s not spending more until “we stop deficit spending.”

Rowlett said it’s important to “remember what we saw in the past and not trip over that in the future.”

Hardy announced in June his plans to not seek re-election, attributing his decision to his health and need to focus on getting healthy.

“I love this job so much,” he said in an previous interview. “(But) I really have to put myself first. It’s just time for me to do that.”

City Clerk Michelle Thornburgh on Thursday said that only two others have pulled papers for council seats indicating a possible election run. They are newcomer Cara Fox and incumbent Mitch Mashburn.

Along with the open mayor’s seat, two council seats are also up for grabs as Mashburn and Curtis Hunt near the end of their terms. Hunt indicated previously his desire to run – but whether it’s for mayor or a repeat council seat is up in the air.

“We’re still debating, we’re still deciding,” Hunt said.

Attempts to reach Councilwoman Dilenna Harris to see if she plans on a run for mayor were unsuccessful. Harris’ term is up in 2016. She challenged Hardy for the mayor’s seat four years ago and lost.

Reach Susan Winlow at 427-6955 or [email protected] Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/swinlowdr.

LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | No comments

The Daily Republic does not necessarily condone the comments here, nor does it review every post. Read our full policy

.

Solano News

 
Fire Department honors top firefighters

By Bill Hicks | From Page: A1, 1 Comment | Gallery

 
 
4th annual Health and Wellness Fair a big success

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A3 | Gallery

 
 
Banish dry skin this winter

By Sarah Porkka | From Page: C4, 1 Comment

 
Chocolate: A long journey to deliciousness

By Karen Metz | From Page: C4

 
County board to consider DA reorganization plan

By Kevin W. Green | From Page: A5

Eurozone offers lesson in debt

By Mark Sievers | From Page: B7

 
Rodriguez graduate completes basic training

By Nick DeCicco | From Page: B10

 
Fairfield police log: Jan. 30, 2015

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A12

Suisun City police log: Jan. 30, 2015

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A12

 
.

US / World

From ocean to ocean, through the Panama Canal

By The Associated Press | From Page: C1

 
NASA launches Earth-observing satellite

By The Associated Press | From Page: A1

 
Bay Area agency accuses former official of embezzling $1.3M

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

Los Angeles female-only mosque may be first in US

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

 
California health care contract fight resolved

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

Man arrested after body parts found in suitcase

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

 
Scientist considered father of birth control pill dies

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

‘Rolled Sleeves Bandit’ tied to 7 bank robberies in custody

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

 
Letter with suspicious powder received at Samaritan’s Purse

By The Associated Press | From Page: A6

 
 
Snails slither into spa scene in Thailand and around world

By The Associated Press | From Page: C6

Airport authorities: Traveler beats homeless man with chair

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

 
Kerry: ‘Enormous interest in new relationship with Cuba

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

Drivers: Return to your dealers for a 2nd air bag recall fix

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

 
Hatfields, McCoys make moonshine legally in southern W.Va.

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

 
Islamic State fighters admit defeat in Syrian town of Kobani

By The Associated Press | From Page: A9

Africa agrees to send 7,500 troops to fight Boko Haram

By The Associated Press | From Page: A9

 
From car lots to city budgets, cheap oil means change

By The Associated Press | From Page: B9

 
5 given preliminary charges over jihadi network in France

By The Associated Press | From Page: A9

Fire devastates major Russian library, threatens rare texts

By The Associated Press | From Page: A9

 
Swiss police: 4 dead after avalanche hits group of skiers

By The Associated Press | From Page: A9

Fire at Bangladesh plastics factory kills at least 13

By The Associated Press | From Page: A9

 
British actress Geraldine McEwan dies at age 82

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

Greek leader tamps down rhetoric, vows to pay off debts

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

 
Civilians flee east Ukraine town as fighting intensifies

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

 
.

Opinion

 
Sound off for Feb. 1, 2015

By Daily Republic | From Page: A8

 
Editorial Cartoon: Feb. 1, 2015

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
.

Living

Community Calendar: Feb. 1, 2015

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A2

 
Today in History: Feb. 1, 2015

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

Sundance doc pulls back curtain on Scientology

By The Associated Press | From Page: C3

 
Prayer, commonly misunderstood

By The Rev. Rick L. Stonestreet | From Page: C3, 7 Comments

 
Horoscopes: Feb. 1, 2015

By Holiday Mathis | From Page: C4

Volunteer or visit because February is National Salute to Veteran Patients

By Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar | From Page: C4

 
.

Entertainment

Review: ‘First Bad Man’ is Miranda July’s debut novel

By The Associated Press | From Page: C2

 
Lorrie Moore nominated for short story prize

By The Associated Press | From Page: C2

 
New book to feature unpublished Hemingway conversations

By The Associated Press | From Page: C2

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

By The Associated Press | From Page: C2

 
TVGrid

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B11

.

Sports

Mustangs win the whole Encalada

By Marcus Lomtong | From Page: B1, 1 Comment | Gallery

 
Super Bowl the final act of the NFL’s worst season

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Lowest prices on last-minute Super Bowl tickets near $9,000

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Seau, Bettis, Brown, Haley, Shields voted into Hall of Fame

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

 
Rodgers wins MVP, Watt unanimous top AP defensive player

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

Lydia Ko takes No. 1 spot at 17, Na Yeon Choi wins opener

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

 
Laird takes a 3-shot lead in Phoenix Open

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

.

Business

On the money: Low gas prices, incentives change math for electric cars

By The Associated Press | From Page: B7 | Gallery

 
Small talk: NFL players find second careers as entrepreneurs

By The Associated Press | From Page: B7 | Gallery

Recalls this week: space heaters, orbital sanders

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

 
Sumptuous seaside hotel sells for record-shattering $360M

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

Review: Open e-book format comes with headaches

By The Associated Press | From Page: B9

 
.

Obituaries

Anthony Neal Hunley

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

 
Frank Z. Perez

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

Flora Mae Brooks

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A4

 
Lester Singer

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

.

Comics