County Municipal Races In 22 Cities & Towns In The Early Stages Of Shaping Up

As of today, there is limited information available as to who will be vying in San Bernardino County’s municipal elections this year.
The City of Loma Linda already held its city council election on March 3, corresponding with the California Presidential Primary Election. San Bernardino held an election that day in four of its wards, as well, where as a result there will be runoffs in two of wards in the election to be held on November 3. In the Fifth Ward, incumbent Henry Nickel is being challenged by Ben Reynoso. In the Seventh Ward, incumbent Jim Mulvihill is vying against Damon Alexander.
The filing period for open positions on councils for the county’s 20 remaining cities and its two incorporated towns opened on July 13 and will run through August 7. Phone calls were placed this morning to get an as up-to-date list as possible of those who had taken out candidacy papers thus far.
As the city halls in Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, Adelanto, Twentynine Palms, Fontana, Colton, Montclair, Rialto, Victorville and Highland are closed on Fridays, no information on those cities’ races was obtained.
In the cities of Hesperia, Grand Terrace, Yucaipa, Chino Hills and Barstow, the Sentinel failed to make useful contact with the custodians of those cities’ electoral rosters. Big Bear has a policy of not releasing the names of those taking out candidacy papers until those papers are returned.
In Needles, no one has taken out papers as of this morning.
In the Town of Yucca Valley’s District 2, incumbent Jeff Drozd has taken out papers as has Melvin Costa. In District 4, incumbent Robert Lombardo has pulled papers along with Jeff Brady and Myra Kennedy.
In Redlands’ District 2, incumbent Eddie Tejeda has taken out papers as did Jonathan Grau. In District 4, Joshua Hall has taken out papers.
In the Town of Apple Valley, District 1 incumbent Larry Cusack and District 2 incumbent Art Bishop have taken out papers to run again.
In Chino, incumbent Mayor Eunice M. Ulloa and challenger Christopher E. Hutchinson have taken out mayoral nomination papers, incumbent Paul A. Rodriguez and Christopher A. Flores have pulled papers for District 1 and in District 4 former Police Chief Karen C. Comstock and Anthony M. Honore have retrieved nomination papers.
In Ontario, incumbent Debra Porada and challengers Elvia Rivas and Celina Lopez have obtained nomination papers for the city council. Incumbent Jim Milhiser and challenger Michael Fillpot have in their possession nomination papers for treasurer, and incumbent City Clerk Sheila Mautz has pulled papers, as well.

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