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Judge rules in favor of Huntington Beach in city attorney saga, leaving incumbent Gates alone on Nov. ballot

Sep 22, 2018 - Orange County Register (California)

HUNTINGTON BEACH >> After months of conflict between Huntington Beach City Attorney Michael Gates and his would-be opponent Jerold Friedman, an Orange County Superior Court decision Friday makes the incumbent the only candidate on the November ballot.

One day before the candidate filing deadline of Aug. 10, Friedman lodged a lawsuit with the California Supreme Court arguing that the city should not have disqualified his application.

Huntington Beach requires its city attorney to hold...