Bill Warner, Ojai Valley News reporter
Ojai City Councilman Severo Lara has filed paperwork to run for Ojai mayor in the Nov. 8 election.
He joins incumbent Ojai mayor Paul Blatz, retired county executive Johnny Johnston, incumbent City Treasurer Alan Rains and incumbent City Clerk Cynthia Burell as the only ones who have filed to be on the November ballot in the city.
Four positions in the city of Ojai are up for grabs, including mayor, city treasurer, city clerk and one seat on the City Council.
Blatz and Johnston filed their paperwork last week seeking to be Ojai's first elected mayor.
Rains filed paperwork Aug. 4 for reelection to his position.