Lucarelli attends candidate forum

Cindy Lucarelli attended a candidate forum Thursday at Port Orchard city hall, but she’s not certain she’ll make another run for public office.

In 2009, Lucarelli came within 12 votes of unseating long-time councilwoman Carolyn Powers in a race that triggered a machine recount.

Lucarelli lost in 2007 to John Clauson, another council veteran, who is up for re-election this year (position 4).

“To be honest, I’m not even sure that I’m running,” said Lucarelli, on being asked about her presence at the candidates orientation. “I just went to make sure there wasn’t something I didn’t know about.”

With filing week just more than a week away (it starts June 6), Lucarelli, organizer of the city’s Cedar Cove Days, is saying she’s still on the fence, with “several factors” playing into her decision whether to run.

Other city of Port Orchard positions open are: mayor (incumbent Lary Coppola has announced he’ll run), position 1 (incumbent Jim Colebank), position 5 (Fred Olin) and at-large (Jerry Childs). None of the incumbent councilmen have made their intentions known.

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