Harper Files for HB City Council
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA – Former Huntington Beach Mayor Matthew Harper has completed the necessary paperwork in order to be named as an official candidate on the November 3, 2020 ballot for Huntington Beach City Council.
“I am running because I have the experience and qualifications to help our city move forward responsibly through tough times,” Harper said.
Matthew Harper served twelve years on the Huntington Beach Union High School District Board of Trustees, four years on the Huntington Beach City Council and four years as a local representative to the California State Assembly.
As Mayor of Huntington Beach in 2014, Matthew Harper saw through the completion of a new skate park, led the groundbreaking of Huntington Beach’s new senior center, repealed several outdated laws, defended the beach bonfire rings and celebrated 100 years of surfing in Huntington Beach.
Former Mayor Matthew Harper starts off his candidacy with the support of current Councilmember Barbara Delgleize and council members he served alongside, including former Mayor Dave Sullivan, former Mayor Keith Bohr, former Mayor Joe Carchio, former Mayor Don Hansen, and former Councilman Devin Dwyer. Harper has also earned the support of Senator John Moorlach, Assembly nominee Janet Nguyen, Assembly nominee Diane Dixon and former Assemblyman Travis Allen.
With the three incumbent council members not seeking re-election, Huntington Beach voters are asked on November 3, 2020 to decide three council seats from among fifteen candidates. The top three vote getters will win the three at-large city council seats. When Matthew Harper won his first campaign for Huntington Beach City Council in 2010, there were twenty candidates on the ballot. Matthew Harper is the only former mayor to enter the 2020 campaign for Huntington Beach City Council.