2013 Mayoral Primary

    I was lamenting that I had not received any campaign material to republish or link, and lo and behold, I received a color door hanger from Mayoral Candidate Carey Davis.

    This site is neutral, there will be no endorsements. As I’ve stated in the past, I’ll post almost anything that I receive, as shown by this Gil Navarro postcard (front and back) published in 2011. The one exception is that this site is non-commercial and non-partisan, which means if I get inundated with day job work, or there is a ton of material coming near election day, I cannot always post everything I receive.  This is not a commentary on the information received.  If you are a candidate, feel free to send me information that you want me to post, if you think it would be helpful.  I am especially interested in information from the 7th and 3rd Ward Recalls (as I do not receive those in the mail), the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Ward Common Council races, which I also don’t receive in the mail.

    Sometimes I will add value to the campaign literature, sometimes I do not. Also, I find campaign email worthy of posting.

    Technically this is not a door hanger. However, it was found near a door, and presumably, the candidate or his cohorts, companions, minions, volunteers, family and/or friends were walking the neighborhood when it was left on September 20, 2013.

    The door hanger says on Side One:

    FOR MAYOR
    CAREY DAVIS
    2013

    Let’s

    Rescue

    San Bernardino!
    Carey Davis
    is
    Qualified, Dedicated,
    and has the
    Vision!

    On Side Two:

    Who Is Carey Davis?
    • Trusted and experienced leader with integrity; committed
    to return San Bernardino to financial health.
    • 35 years successful accounting and financial management
    experience.
    • Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
    • Master’s Business Administration, Cal State San
    Bernardino (CSUSB).
    • Born and raised in San Bernardino; Pacific High School
    class of ’70.
    • Married 40 years, Carey and Johnetta raised their four
    children to serve their families and communities.
    • Local church leader.
    What Is Carey’s Vision?
    • Fix the city’s budget and finances.
    • Work together with public and private resources to develop
    a community-wide plan to revive and upgrade city services
    to keep our community safe, clean and responsive to daily
    and emergency needs.
    • Build a politically stable unified city council focused and
    committed to motivate our community to continually work
    together to successfully implement the city’s plan.
    • Keep citizens informed and involved in building our
    city’s future.
    • Collaborate with our city’s education and business leaders
    to formulate a plan to educate and train a skilled
    workforce.
    • Rebuild our city into a prosperous and industrious
    community
    FOR MAYOR /
    CAREY DAVIS
    2013
    P.O. Box 23060
    San Bernardino, CA 92406
    FOLLOW CAREY ON

    (Symbols for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, WordPress, Blogger, and what looks like Twitter again)
    www.careydavisformayor.com
    Paid for by CAREY DAVIS FOR MAYOR 2013 Committee • FPPC #1357926

     

    The second page has a QR code that points to www.careydavis.us

     

    The people running for Mayor of the City of San Bernardino keeps growing.  The last post, in April highlighed Rick Avila and Rikke Van Johnson:

    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:

    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, http://yourmayor4prayer.com/.

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

    Well, now the total is, as of July 10, 2013, is nine.  That’s more than the modern era (which I count from 1987), when on November 4, 1997, there were a total of 6 candidates:

    MAYOR
    CITY OF SAN BERNARDINO

    #PCT: 49
    #RPT: 49
    %RPT: 100.0%

    Vote for: 1

    PAUL W SANBORN

    529

    3.5%

    TIMOTHY P PRINCE

    3618

    24.3%

    JUDITH VALLES

    4505

    30.3%

    DAVID OBERHELMAN

    3406

    22.9%

    JOHN S BALLARD

    335

    2.2%

    ANN BOTTS

    2464

    16.5%

    That resulted in a General Election in 1998 between former City Attorney Ralph Prince’s son Timothy Prince and the eventual victor, Judith Valles.  Of course, people filing a Form 501 are not necessarily candidates that have qualified.

    What new information do I have on the people running?

    First, the original six: Karmel Roe has filed a Form 410.  Rikke Van Johnson has filed an original and an amended Form 410.  Rick Avila’s Form 501 is still not available online, and I still can’t find a campaign website. Draymond Crawford II’s Form 410 is now available online. Concepción M. Powell’s Form 410 is now available online. R. Carey Davis has filed a Form 410, but still doesn’t have a website that I could find.

    As to the new three:

    Betty Jean Long, a long-time public commenter during Mayor and Common Council meetings, dating back to when I was a Deputy City Attorney filed a Form 501. No website was found.

    Jerry Arispi, who lists himself as a Democrat  on the Form 501, has filed the Form 501.  He has a mayoral website.  His website says that he is a “a former small business owner, community organizer and graduate of Florida State University College of Law (FSU).”

    Lastly, needing no introduction is City Council Member Wendy McCammack.  She filed her Form 501 on May 16, 2013. She filed her Form 410 on May 16, 2013. I was unable to find a campaign website, and if the past is any indication, she uses Facebook for campaigns.

     

    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
    or
    ONLINE via PayPal
    (you do not need a PayPal account.)

    [PayPal graphic deleted]
    THANK YOU VERY MUCH
    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, http://yourmayor4prayer.com/.

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

    The City of San Bernardino Charter and Municipal Code sets elections in the City of San Bernardino.  The City holds primaries, and if no one receives a majority in the primary, holds a general election.  The next primary election for the Mayor of San Bernardino, First Ward Council Member, Second Ward Council Member, and Fourth Ward Council Member will be held on November 5, 2013.

    According to the City Clerk’s website, nominations open on Monday July 15, 2013 and close on August 9, 2013. However, if an incumbent does not file within the nomination period, the filing period is extended five days to August 14, 2013.  While City Hall will be closed on August 9, 2013, the City Clerk’s Office will be open.  Last minute filers should call the Clerk’s office for an appointment, presumably before August 9th.

    Mayor Patrick Morris has announced he is not running for reelection, so we may not know until August 14, 2013 the full mayoral field, unless he changes his mind.  Because the nominations have not officially opened, no one is officially running for Mayor, though I believe that some may have filed FPPC Form 501s.  Mayoral candidates need 20-30 signatures of registered voters city-wide, each person running for Council will need the same number, except registered in their respective ward.

    The filing fee for Mayor is $1,788, $12 for Council, which is two percent of the first year’s salary for each office.  In lieu of that filing fee, the candidate can submit a petition containing four registered voters for each dollar of the filing fee.  That is 7,152 signatures for Mayor (city-wide), and 48 for Council members (in their ward).  The first day to circulate the petition is May 31, 2013, 45 days before the nomination period ends.  Once again, City Hall is closed, the Clerk’s Office will be open, make an appointment.

    The last day to file a petition in lieu of the filing fee is July 25, 2013, 15 days before the close of the nomination period.

    The qualifications for Mayor of the City of San Bernardino are to be a qualified elector and resident of the City for at least 30 consecutive days prior to filing nomination papers.  You must be 30 years old.  (The requirements are found in Charter section 50).  Council members have to be a qualified elector and resident of their ward for at least  30 consecutive days before filing nomination papers.  (The requirements for the 1st, 2nd and 4th Wards are in Charter section 13.)