Twenty-three candidates — including the brother of Maria Schriver, wife of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger — have returned papers to seek one of the four open Santa Monica City Council seats in the municipal election Tuesday, November 2nd.

The deadline for returning candidate papers was Monday, August 9th. Candidates who did not return papers before the Monday deadline can only seek a council seat through the city’s “write-in” process.

Candidates returning papers for the Santa Monica City Council race include:

– Leticia Maria Anderson, a nurse;

-Brian Andrus, a system analyst;

– Linda Armstrong, a data entry operator;

– Bill Bauer, an advertising copy writer;

– Richard Bloom, mayor;

– David Cole, a health care administrator;

– Matt Dinolfo, a physician and university teacher;

– Michael Feinstein, a City Council member and author;

-Ken Genser, a City Council member;

– Patricia Hoffman, a community volunteer;

– Herb Katz, an architect and City Council member;

-Maria Loya, a public policy director;

-Jonathan Mann, a flight attendant;

-Lorene “Leah” Mendelsohn, a community volunteer;

-Kathryn J. Morea, a database analyst;

– Bobby Shriver, a state parks commissioner;

– Stephen H. Silberkraus, a businessman;

– Mike Smith, an engineer and home builder; and

– Tom Viscount, a nonprofit director.

SCHOOL BOARD — Four candidates for three seats on the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District returned papers by the Monday deadline.

They are:

– Jose Escarce, a school board member and a physician;

-Ana M. Jara, a parent and an administrative assistant;

– Maria Leon-Vazquez, a school board member; and

-Kathy Wisnicki, an educator, parent and volunteer.

COLLEGE BOARD — Seven candidates returned papers for three seats on the Santa Monica College Board of Trustees.

They are:

-Susan Aminoff, a community college professor;

– Charles Donaldson, a retired Santa Monica College professor;

-Tonja McCoy, a businesswoman, educator and mediator;

– Margaret R. Quiñones, a college board member and professor;

– Robert Greenstein Rader, a professor and studio executive;

– M. Douglas Willis; and

-Susanne Trimbath, an economist.

RENT BOARD — Three candidates returned papers for two seats on the Santa Monica Rent Control Board.

They are:

Joel C. Koury, a deputy public defender;

Jeffrey A. Sklar, a rent control board member; and

Ian Brooks.

The county elections office must check candidate papers and certify candidates before the candidate names can be put on the Tuesday, November 2nd, ballot.