More City Council Race Matchups Finalized

(August 14)  In most of the city and town council races around San Bernardino County to be contested on November 4  incumbents are seeking to remain in office.
In Chino Hills, incumbents Peter Rogers, Ed Graham and Ray Marquez will face three challengers, Lou Alfonso, Rossana Mitchell and Debra Hernandez in that city’s November city council race.
In Chino incumbents Eunice Ulloa and Earl Elrod are unopposed for reelection.
In Redlands former San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry, insurance salesman Paul Barich, and former county transportation agency spokeswoman Jane Dreher have joined with incumbents Jon Harrison and Paul Foster in running for city council.
In Victorville, city councilman Jim Kennedy is seeking reelection. He is joined by candidates Silver Valley High School teacher Christopher Greene, former Mojave Water Agency spokesman Michael Stevens, retired military civilian employee Eric Negrete and retired military serviceman/Victor Valley African-American Chamber of Commerce president Lionel M. Dew.
In the town of  Apple Valley, all three incumbents, radio personality  Barbara “Barb” Stanton, auto parts store owner Fred “Scott” Nassif and Curt Emick are running for reelection, facing challenges by former councilman and mayor Rick Roelle, as well as Tom Piper, Richard Bunck and Salvador Ortiz-Lopez.
Incumbent Hesperia councilmen Russell E. “Russ” Blewett and Bill Holland are seeking reelection while facing challengers Stirling Christiansen, Christopher J. Elvert, Anthony Rhoads and James Roberts.
In Adelanto, incumbent mayor Cari Thomas is being challenged by councilman Jermaine Wright, as well as Ronald Beard and Rich Kerr. The two incumbent councilman in Adelanto up for reelection, Steve Baisden and Charles S. Valvo, are vying against former Adelanto Mayor Charley B. Glasper and Jeremiah Thompson.
In Needles,  Louise Evans, Robert Richardson M.D., Bob Shaw and former mayor Jeff Williams are challenging incumbent council members Terry Campbell, Shawn Gudmundson and Linda Kidd.
In Hesperia, Mayor Thurston “Smitty” Smith is not running again.
Jay Obernolte is not seeking a second term on the Big Bear Lake city council, as he is currently vying for the California Assembly in the 33rd District.
In Redlands, Bob Gardner is not seeking reelection.
In Victorville, Angela Valles is not seeking reelection.
Leonard Paulitz, who has served on the Montclair City Council since 1978, will not seek reelection this year.

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