The two incumbents seeking election to the City Council of Rancho Santa Margarita picked up an endorsement from a local media on Thursday.
Mayor Tony Beall and councilwoman Carol Gamble, who are running for the two four-year terms available on the City Council, got the nod from the Orange County Register.
The third person in the race is businessman Kenney Hrabik.
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The newspaper cited the closeness of the candidates who are seeking the two-year term, but gave Brad McGirr the edge over Glenn Acosta.
According to the opinion piece on Oct. 11, the Register concluded: "We lean to Mr. McGirr because of our reservations with Mr. Acosta's proposal to have the city require developers of city-owned Chiquita Ridge freeze lease rates to help business tenants 'gain their financial footing.' "
The third man in that race is retired businessman Larry McCook, who received more than 4,000 votes two years ago after waging a brief six-week grassroots campaign.
The Register also opined, "The candidates are strong in both races."
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