Beverly Johnson, current Alameda City Council member, former mayor and recent appointee to a state job by Gov. Jerry Brown, has taken out nomination papers for reelection to her council seat.
Also new in the city council race: Gerard Valbuena Dumuk, who took out nomination papers July 26, and Jane Sullwold, who pulled papers on Aug. 1
Johnson's current term on the council ends in December 2012. She pulled papers from the Alameda City Clerk's office Monday.
Gov. Brown, named Johnson, 53, a Democrat and an attorney, as deputy director at the state Office of Administrative Law in mid-July. She must be confirmed to the post by the State Senate.
Johnson, Dumuk and Sullwold join a roster of potential council candidates that also includes Jeff Cambra, Dr. Stewart Chen, Tony Daysog, Leland Traiman, Joana Darc Weber and Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft.
The term of current Councilmembers Doug deHaan also expires in December 2012. In addition, Councilmember Rob Bonta is a candidate for the 18th Assembly District seat. If he wins that race, the third-place finisher would serve the remainder of Bonta's city council term, which expires in December 2014.