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Taft Midway Driller - Taft, CA
  • Linder says 3 terms is enough, but Miller, Waldrop to seek reelection

  • Current mayor said there are other things he wants to do after 12 years on the council
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  • he terms of three members of the Taft City Council are up this year, and two said they plan to seek reelection.
    Randy Miller wants four more years.
    Miller became the first candidate to formally state his intention to run for the Taft City Council again Tuesday night.
    Wednesday morning Ron Waldrop said he will seek reelection, too
    However, Mayor Paul Linder, who has served beside Miller for 12 years, said he's been on the council long enough and wants to do something else.
    Linder has served on the council for 12 years with his friend Miller.
    “There are some other things I want to do,” Linder said. “Twelve years has been a very good run for me, but it's not a career.”
    Linder said he plans to stay involved in the community, and that could mean running for another elected position.
    “I can envision serving on a school board,” he said.
    Miller, also a former mayor, was first elected to the council in 2002 and was reelected in 2006 and 2010.
    Miller made his announcement during council statements at Tuesday night's Taft City Council meeting. He said he's enjoying his time on the council, and, with things looking up for the community, wants to serve another term.
    Waldrop, reached by phone at his business Wednesday morning, said he will seek another term, too.
    He is serving his second term on the council.
    He was on the council from 1998 to 2002, then decided not to seek reelection. Later, he ran for the council but was unsuccessful.
    In 2010, he was elected to a second term.
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