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Former Council Member Paul Zeltner passes away

Former Council Member Paul Zeltner passes away

Former Lakewood City Council Member Paul Zeltner, 92, passed away in Rancho Bernardo in San Diego County on May 26. Zeltner served on the City Council for nine years from 1977 to 1986, including two terms as mayor. He left the City Council when he was elected to the California State Assembly.

Zeltner was a World War II Navy veteran, and prior to holding elective office, he served with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for 26 years, including serving as the commander of the Lakewood Sheriff’s Station. In recent years, Paul had retired to Rancho Bernardo.

The Lakewood City Council adjourned in former Council Member Zeltner's memory at the end of their council meeting on June 12.