But during the primary, Golonski raked in 4,113 votes, his lowest return ever since his first primary election in 1993, when he collected 3,274 votes.
If elected April 9, Golonski would be the first councilman in Burbank's 102-year history elected to six consecutive full terms. Runner-up is James Lapsley, whose reign on the council ran from 1926 to 1949, with a two-year hiatus starting in 1931.
“I wish he was still around so I could call him for some advice,” Golonski joked recently.
When he ran in 2009, Golonski had said that a fifth term would likely be his last.
“I anticipate being ready to move on after that,” he said at the time. “Hopefully we'll have a council ready to take everything on, and the country will be in better economic times.”
But now, he says there's still work to do.
“I've worked really, really hard to make sure we have conservative, smart, economic fiscal policies that would keep us strong,” Golonski said. “We're facing the biggest challenge to that, ever. I really believe that my experience and knowledge could be beneficial in helping to chart a strong path for the community's future.”
At two recent forums, council candidates were asked to weigh in on term limits.
Incumbent Jess Talamantes and challenger David Nos both said they would support them.
“There may be good people with new ideas and new thoughts that won't run because they feel they won't have a chance,” Nos said.
Incumbent David Gordon said he's generally opposed.