Elections 2015

    Some updates since the last report:

    3rd Ward Council: John Valdivia (Incumbent) Committee to Re-Elect John Valdivia 3rd Ward, City Council 2015, ID#1338703

    5th Ward Council:  Henry Nickel (Incumbent)  http://henrynickel.nationbuilder.com

    6th Ward Council Roxanne Williams http://www.roxannecanwin.com

    7th Ward Council Leticia Garcia (No website or Facebook Page yet found, but announced on Facebook.

    City Treasurer: No update.

    City Clerk: Gigi Hanna (Incumbent) https://www.facebook.com/pages/Committee-to-Reelect-Gigi-Hanna-San-Bernardino-City-Clerk-FPPC-1340217/245037742204878

    City Attorney: Gary Saenz (Incumbent) News story




    Today (April 10, 2015)  Leticia Garcia announced she is running for the 7th Ward Council seat. Jim Mulvihill is the current 7th Ward Council Member. He was first elected in the recall election on November 5, 2013.

    Previously, on Friday, March 27, 2015, City Attorney Gary Saenz announced he is running for re-election for City Attorney. He was first elected in the recall election on November 5, 2013.

    The other elections on November 3, 2015 are:

    • Ward 3 Council
    • Ward 5 Council
    • Ward 6 Council
    • Ward 7 Council
    • City Treasurer
    • City Clerk

    John Valdivia is the 3rd Ward Council Member.  He was first elected on November 8, 2011. His website does not currently have any information about whether he is running for re-election.

    Henry Nickel is the 5th Ward Council Member. He was first elected on February 4, 2014 in the Special Election to fill the vacant seat left on the resignation of Chas Kelley, consolidated with the General Municipal Election. I haven’t seen an announcement, but his website, http://henrynickel.nationbuilder.com has an image that says “Re-Elect Henry Nickel for City Council Ward Five,” so it would be safe to say he is running again.

    Rikke Van Johnson is the 6th Ward Council Member. He was first elected at the Primary Municipal Election, November 4, 2003.  His website remains from his campaign for Mayor in 2013. There is no information about whether he is running for re-election.

    David C. Kennedy is the City Treasurer. He was first elected in the March 5, 1991 at the Primary Municipal Election. His campaign activities are minimal, if any. His first election, he ran against Southern Pacific conductor Wolfram Schlicht and former Family Services Agency supervisor William A. McKinnon. He ran unopposed in 1995 and 1999.  He handily beat David R. Oberhelman on November 4, 2003. He again ran unopposed in 2007 and 2011.

    Georgeann “Gigi” Hanna is the City Clerk. She was first elected on February 7, 2012 in the General Municipal Election. She has not announced a re-election campaign as of this date.

    The last post said that I couldn’t find anything on the City’s website regarding the November 3, 2015 Primary Municipal Election. Well, I still can’t from the main page, but there is a deep link. It’s a PDF named “Runing [sic] for Office in SB.pdf” and it’s available as of this moment at https://www.ci.san-bernardino.ca.us/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=18287 .  The metadata says the author is City Clerk, Gigi Hanna, but I have no way of verifying that.

    Rather than put it up on Scribd, here it is, minus FPPC Form 501.

    So you’re thinking of running for office

    Congratulations! Your decision to run for office in the City of San Bernardino is commendable. Whether you are hopping mad about a local decision or want to help steer the city’s policymaking through the next several years and think you can make a contribution to that effort, your decision to get involved is an exciting one.

    Here are some things to keep in mind if you are planning to run for office in the City of San Bernardino for the November 3, 2015 Primary Municipal Election.

    1. The following seats will be up for election for four-year terms:

    • Ward 3 Council
    • Ward 5 Council
    • Ward 6 Council
    • Ward 7 Council
    • City Attorney
    • City Treasurer
    • City Clerk

      2. There is a cost to run for office. The filing fee is based on based on two percent of the first year’s salary for the office. In lieu of a filing fee, the candidate may submit a petition containing four signatures of registered San Bernardino voters for each dollar of the filing fee

      • Filing fee for council member candidates is $12
      • The filing fee for Treasurer is $480
      • The filing fee for Clerk is $2,232
      • The filing fee for Attorney is: $3,327

        3. Each candidate will receive a Candidate Nomination Form, which has space for 30 signatures of voters registered within the City of San Bernardino. Nomination Forms will not be available until July 2015.

        4. Those candidates for city-wide office (Attorney, Treasurer and Clerk) may get signatures of registered voters city-wide. Council members must receive nomination signatures from registered voters within their respective ward. Your are not officially declared a candidate until your Nomination Paper is filed and signatures verified by the City Clerk’s Office. Note: you must receive for Candidate Nomination Form from City Clerk Gigi Hanna. DO NOT download candidate nomination forms from the Internet. Your Candidate Nomination Form will not be accepted if it has not been signed first by the City Clerk).

        5. In order to run for office, each candidate must complete, sign and return to the City Clerk a Candidate Intention Statement (FPPC Form 501). You must file this before you solicit or receive any contributions or before you make expenditures from your personal funds on behalf of your candidacy. A form 501 is included in this packet for your convenience.

    For more information, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (909) 384-5002 for an appointment.