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Tiburon will hold special election for vacant council seat

The Tiburon Town Council has opted against making a temporary appointment to replace Councilmember David Kulik and will instead call a special election in November to fill the seat.

The council at a special May 25 teleconference meeting voted 4-0 to hold the special election Nov. 2, with the winner serving the remaining three years on Kulik’s term, through November 2024.

Kulik resigned May 19 to move to Southern California with his family; his resignation letter to the town noted the family is dealing with a serious health issue.

Councilmembers had the option of appointing someone to fill the seat until the next general municipal election in 2022. However, they said holding a special election this November, despite being the more costly option, would be more democratic than appointing a replacement, which could then give that person an edge in the subsequent general election.

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