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Former NAACP Pres. Massey to run for Hanford City Council in special election

HANFORD, CA--Community advocate, educator and entrepreneur Paula Massey will run for Hanford City Council seat District D, where constituents will vote in a special election Jan. 23 to decide first if they want to recall Hanford City Council incumbent Francisco Ramirez which would take 50 percent plus one of the votes. The second question on the ballot will include the four other candidates they can choose from to replace him: Shelli Barker, Lou Martinez, Paula Massey and Diane Sharp.

According to the news article in The Sentinel, In August 2017, a group of Hanford residents gathered enough petition signatures from registered voters in Ramirez’s district to warrant holding a recall election, which will cost $30,000.

Maasey has a strong connection and passion for the community; her many projects have been aimed at uplifting the education and economic constraints in surrounding areas among st people of color. She also served as the Kings County Branch 1039 of the NAACP where she more than tripled the membership in just a two-year span. According to the news article, Massey has lived in Kings County since 1983 and lived in the south-side of Hanford since 1989. She is big on volunteering and has worked with Women of Vision Unlimited since 2007 to help youth struggling with their education.

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