San Bernardino City Councilmembers Robert Jenkins, Virginia Marquez, and Fred Shorett are each being challenged for re-election this November.
As the filing period to run for the City Council came to a close at the end of the day yesterday, the following fields of candidates emerged:
San Bernardino City Council Ward 1
Incumbent Virginia Marquez faces two challengers, Casey Dailey and John Abad.
San Bernardino City Council Ward 2
San Bernardino City Councilman Robert Jenkins is being challenged by Benito Barrios.
San Bernardino City Council Ward 4
Incumbent Fred Shorett has two challengers, Anthony Jones and Kathy Pinegar.
To win a seat on the San Bernardino City Council, a candidate must win 50.1% of the vote in November. If no candidate reaches that vote level, a Runoff Election is held in January between the first and second place finishers from the November Election.
With only two candidates seeking the Ward 2 City Council position, it is the only race where the November contest will definitely determine the winner.
Filing for the office of Mayor does not close until Wednesday. Since Pat Morris is thankfully not seeking a third term in the position, the filing period has been extended five days.
With the seat being open and all of the issues San Bernardino is facing, the mayor’s race looks to be a crowded field with the top two November candidates likely going into a runoff.