MISSION VIEJO, Calif.—A candidate for Mission Viejo City Council died on election eve, authorities said today.
William Barker, 72, who was one of a dozen candidates running for three open seats, is believed to have died of a heart attack, City Clerk Karen Hamman said. Orange County coroner's investigators were sent Barker's home about 4 a.m., she said.
"I talked to him yesterday,'' Hamman said. "This is the second time he ran for City Council, so I got to know him over the years.''