Depoe Bay City Councilor Barbara Leff tells News Lincoln County that there has emerged a popular call that her name be entered into the race for Mayor of Depoe Bay. Councilor Leff says although she will not campaign for Mayor, if elected through write-in votes, she will proudly serve as Mayor.
Only one person has officially filed for the seat, incumbent AJ Mattila.
Several townspeople have indicated that they are willing to promote Councilor Leff’s candidacy among the community in hopes of having Councilor Leff elected Mayor.
On November’s ballot, incumbent AJ Mattila’s name is first, followed by a line just below his for voters to write in Barbara Leff’s name if they so choose. Should Leff receive more write-in votes than AJ Mattila receives in regular votes, she would become Depoe Bay’s new mayor.
Councilor Leff says Depoe Bay citizens already know her well and what she stands for. And again, if she wins, she’ll serve as Depoe Bay Mayor.