Familiar faces get early start in 2014 Petaluma City Council race fundraising

  • Lede 1 of 3 -- Mike Healy, left and Pam Torliatt, far right, listen along with Mayor David Glass to a presentation from the water department during Monday's meeting September 11, 2006. Healy and Torliatt are both running for Mayor of Petaluma.

The Petaluma City Council election is almost two years away, but three candidates already are on the campaign trail raising money.

Three council seats and the separately elected mayor's position will be on the Nov. 4, 2014, ballot.

Councilman Mike Harris, seeking his fourth consecutive term on the council, has $11,300 in the bank, the most as of Jan. 1, according to semi-annual campaign finance reports released this week.

Pam Torliatt, who served 10 years on the council and four years as mayor, has a $4,400 balance. She is seeking a return to the council after being out of office since 2010 when she ran unsuccessfully for county supervisor.

Mayor David Glass has $8,200 cash on hand, $5,000 of which came from a personal loan to his campaign for re-election.

No other candidates have filed forms with the city declaring their intentions to seek election in 2014.

In addition to the mayoral post, the council seats of Harris, Teresa Barrett and Chris Albertson will expire in 2014.

Harris wouldn't confirm rumors he will challenge Glass for mayor. He said this week he will make an announcement soon.

Glass is seeking a third term as mayor. He was elected to the post in 2002. In 2008, he was elected to the council and then ran mid-term for mayor in 2010.

Torliatt was elected to the Petaluma council in 1996 and was re-elected in 2000 and 2004. She quit her council post mid-term after being elected mayor in 2006.

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