Who are the candidates for Mayor?

On November 6, 2018, Costa Mesans elected Katrina Foley as Mayor for a two-year term.  This year there are five candidates for Mayor along with their Candidate Statements:

Katrina Foley

Ms. Foley is the current Mayor and served on the City Council prior to that.  She has extensive political experience. 

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Ms. Foley has received endorsements from many individuals in the community.  She has also been endorsed by the Costa Mesa Firefighters Association and the Orange County Employees Association.  For more information go to https://www.katrinafoley.com/

Sandra Genis


Ms. Genis, age 67, has been a City Council member off and on since the 1980s.  In 2018 Ms. Genis ran for Mayor.  Her candidate statement was the subject of a lawsuit and was revised.  This time she seemed to be able to get it right the first time.  Her website is votesandy.net but it does not list any endorsements.


Wendy Brooks Leece


Ms. Leece is a former City Council member.  Her website is wendyleeceformayorcostamesa.com but it does not list any endorsements.


Quentin "Q" Pullen


Mr. Pullen is a newcomer to politics.  His website is qthepeople.com but it does not list any endorsements.


Al Melone

Mr. Melone is Costa Mesa's perennial mayoral candidate.  No website could be located.

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