As an update to my earlier post entitled “What You Need To Know About The City of San Bernardino Mayoral Primary November 5, 2013,” I placed a phone call to the San Bernardino City Clerk’s Office regarding which candidates filed Fair Political Practices Commission Form 410, Statement of Organization Recipient.  I wrote elsewhere about Form 410, following that link will give you some information on when that form needs to be filed.  Anyway, after talking to Linda in the Clerk’s Office and asking what candidates for the mayoral primary had filed Form 410, she retrieved the file and told me that two had been filed.  One was Rick Avila, who has run for Mayor before, and the second was 6th Ward Council Member Rikke Van Johnson.  I had heard those two names were definitely running before, but I do not report un-sourced rumors.

    Going to Council Member Rikke Van Johnson’s website, it has this information:

    You may make your contributions to
    Rikke’s campaign by MAIL using
    the following address:
    Rikke Van Johnson for Mayor 2014
    P.O. Box 7753
    San Bernardino, CA 92411
    ONLINE via PayPal
    (you do not need a PayPal account.)

    [PayPal graphic deleted]
    Rikke Van Johnson for Mayor 2014
    FPPC# [None given]

    2014 is the date of the general election should no one get a majority in the primary municipal election on November 5, 2013.   It is also the date the mayor-elect (should Mayor Patrick J. Morris not run again, as reported) will be sworn-in.

    Here is Council Member Rikke Van Johnson’s Form 501.  If he indeed filed a Form 410, it is not available online as of April 24, 2013.  The Form 501 is signed and dated February 22, 2013, stamped received by the Secretary of State on February 27, 2013, filed and crossed-out by the Registrar of Voters on some date (presumably sent from the Secretary of State to the Registrar of Voters, not realizing that the City Clerk is the elections official), and then filed by the City Clerk on March 28, 2013.

    Other than that donation page and the footer that says “Paid for by Elect Rikke Van Johnson for Mayor 2014,” the site does not seem to mention Rikke Van Johnson’s platform for Mayor of San Bernardino.

    Rick Avila does not appear to have a Form 501 online, but the aforementioned Form 410 is available here. Rick Avila does not appear to have a campaign website active at this moment.  Most links I could find refer to earlier runs.  For example, this post from this site, A Brief History of Mayoral Elections in San Bernardino from 1905 to 2013, Rick Avila has run twice before:

    Primary Municipal Election 2005: Patrick J. Morris gets the most votes (11,249), James F. Penman gets the second most votes (6,648 votes), Chas A. Kelley (4,079 votes), Rick Avila (3,425 votes), Michael Ellison-Lewis (466 votes), 42 write-in votes leading to a February general election. (SB Registrar of Voters).

    Primary Municipal Election November 3, 2009: Patrick J. Morris (8,349 votes) defeats James F. Penman (5,376 votes) and Rick Avila (1,205 votes). (SB Registrar of Voters).

    Additionally, Draymond M. Crawford II filed FPPC Form 501 on March 13, 2013 stating his intention to run for Mayor in 2013.  That completed form is found on the City’s website.  He announced last year, and his website is here.

    Also running according to the City’s website: Concepción M. Powell, who filed her Form 501 on March 27, 2013.  She has a mayoral website.

    R. Carey Davis filed a Form 501 on April 8, 2013.

    Karmel F. Roe filed a Form 501 on April 3, 2013, but signed on March 19, 2013 .  She has a mayoral website,

    So far,  five candidates for Mayor of San Bernardino have taken steps towards candidacy.

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