Jim Hutchins, Livermore

John Marchand has announced his intention to reprise his role as Livermore’s mayor. He is able to run for the office again despite having ‘termed out’ as mayor due to how the city’s term limit ordinance is worded. The purpose of term limits is to allow for new people who have new and original ideas and that are strictly focused on serving the interests of their constituents, not special interests. Marchand’s candidacy goes against the intention of term limits.