Merritt Wiseman announces candidacy for Visalia City Council

Visalia mom, community advocate, and local volunteer Merritt Wiseman has formally entered the race for Visalia City Council, District 3. Merritt is running to replace Warren Gubler, who is not seeking reelection in the November election.

Merritt graduated from Fresno State University in 1991 and moved to Visalia in 2005. She worked in pharmaceutical sales for 15 years before meeting her husband, Dr. Mark Wiseman. Merritt is a full-time mom to four children; 19-year-old twins Kevin and Eric, 15-year-old Amelia and 9-year-old Grace.

“For more than 10 years, I have been a proud resident of District 3. I’m running for Visalia City Council because I want to preserve the success stories of our city and actively pursue new ideas to ensure a brighter future for us all,” Merritt said of her goal.

Merritt serves on the Visalia Fox Theater Board of Directors, is currently the vice president of the Las Madrinas Guild for Valley Children’s Hospital, has been active with St. Paul’s School for many years and volunteers at the Bethlehem Center.

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