As election time rolls around again, I would like to let you know that I will not be seeking reelection for a second term. Though it has been an honor and a privilege to represent the citizens of this town for the past three and a half years, the birth of my son last June has obviously changed my priorities, and I do not want to miss out on the joys and trials of raising a child … Being on council and working full time was already like spinning plates; I don't need to tell you what happens when you throw a child onto the stage. And so, as I turn my attention from the public good to the good of my family, I want to wish those who are running the best of luck, and urge them to continue to strive for what is best for the entire community, and for our City's future.
Out of 2010's so-called "Civility Party" ticket, only current Sierra Madre Mayor Nancy Walsh remains. However, Ms. Walsh has yet to draw the papers necessary for a re-election run, leading some to speculate about the possibility of an early retirement from public life for her as well.
Candidates who have announced their intention to run in the 2014 City Council tilt include current Councilmember Chris Koerber, Denise Delmar, Rachelle Arizmendi, Noah Green and Gene "Tax Me" Goss.