Today, January 12, 2012, Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar announced that he is running for the United States House of Representatives.  I have known Mayor Aguilar since he was appointed to the Redlands City Council in 2006.   I worked with him when I was Redlands’ Assistant City Attorney, and he has a firm grasp of East Valley, Inland Empire, California and national issues.  Mayor Aguilar will be an excellent representative for the district.