R. Carey Davis

    The final deadline passed last night.   Here are your 2013 Mayoral Primary Election Lineup, in reverse alphabetical order (enough for a soccer team):

    Karmel Roe

    Website: http://yourmayor4prayer.com/

    About (from website:)

    I was born and raised in San Bernardino and am the mother to four brilliant children. I attended both Crafton Hills and Valley College. In 2006 I received my B.S. Degree from Cal State in Marketing, Business & Public Relations, and Public Administration. I am a real estate and mortgage broker and have operated my own firm in down-town San Bernardino since 2003, where I manage multiple housing units and have brokered millions of dollars in real estate loans. I am currently studying for my law degree.

    Concepcion M. Powell

    Website: http://powellformayor2013.com/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/concepcion.m.powell

    About (from HWGA website:)

    A Luminary, Award winning achiever on national and global economic development challenges of the 21st century, Ms. Powell is a highly-successful, well-respected business woman and a pioneer of community-to-global business in the United States, México and Latin America.

    Ms. Powell is a high-ranking expert on transcending cultures and serves as an International economic/business development consultant. She opens doors between multi-cultural societies to improve understanding and interconnection in international business and community development. She applies her extensive experience and refined effectiveness in emerging communities for development with marketing and research. She provides her expertise to a high spectrum through education ranging from grassroots level to the highest diplomatic collaboration in the United States, México and Latin America.

    Her attributes of the success as the Founder of the Economic Development Forums between the United States and México have excelled her expertise as a transcontinental business facilitator, expert, and consultant; including providing international business relations, governmental relations, intercontinental government branches, extensive international governmental relations, extensive public relations, wide-ranging of national and international business network, media liaison, transcontinental event and conference management, and funding development.

    Ms. Powell has been a member of many local, regional, state, national and international boards and is currently the Chairman and Founder of an International organization–the HWGA-Hispanic Women Grocers of America. She also served on the advisory board for the Institute of Mexicans in the Exteriors-CCIME constituted by Mexican President Vicente Fox in 2006 and served under President Felipe Calderon in 2007-2008. Her involvement was directly with Secretary of Commerce, Secretary of Agriculture, Secretary of Education and Secretary of External Affairs of North America. Their purpose was to advise on International Trade and Economic Development between the United States and México.

    In this capacity, she leads and coordinates the Country’s efforts related to international business development and trade opportunities. In addition, Ms. Powell supports efforts of local trade promotion with organizations collectively gathered to advance the state’s export efforts with Mexico.

    Henry W. Nickel

    No website found as of publishing date.

    About: Was elected to Republican Party County Central Committee, 5th District in 2012, also has run for San Bernardino Unified School Board, Redlands City Council and California Assembly.

    Wendy McCammack

    No website found as of publishing date.

    About (from City Council website:)

    Wendy McCammack is presently serving her fourth term on the San Bernardino City Council. Her current term continues to the year 2016.

    Councilwoman McCammack serves as Chair of the Ways & Means Committee, and serves on the Community Development Block Grant Ad Hoc Committee (CDBG), the Fire Equipment Ad Hoc Committee, the Grants Ad Hoc Committee, the Military Banner Ad Hoc Committee, the Budget Ad Hoc Committee and the Taxi Cab Ad Hoc Committee.  She also currently serves on the Mayor’s Bankruptcy Ad Hoc committee and served with Mayor Valles on her Budget Ad Hoc committee.

    As well as her involvement as a City official, Wendy takes great satisfaction in staying active at the State and National levels regarding issues that directly affect local citizens and government.  She served six years on the State’s League of California Cities Housing Policy Committee.   For 2002-2003, she was elected to the League’s Inland Empire Division as a Director where legislators lobby the State for their city’s best interest.

    Wendy is a member of the Chamber of Commerce and has attended many governmental affairs sessions as well as Legislative Action Days in Sacramento on behalf of the business community in San Bernardino.  She has participated in the Chamber Leadership Program speaking on how to get to know your elected officials and how to participate in the legislative process.  She attends many of the Business After Hours, Open Houses and Ribbon Cuttings and feels this is a great way to get to know many community business leaders.

    She is a member of the Republican Women Federated of San Bernardino.  She has served as the Membership Chairwoman in her San Bernardino Kiwanis Club and was also a Board Member for 2002-2004.  Wendy currently serves as the President of the Assistance League of San Bernardino and annually edits and donates the printing of the membership directory.  Wendy is a supporting member of the Childhelp USA San Bernardino Chapter.  She is a member of Lutheran Church of Our Savior.  Wendy was elected for 2-1/2 years to the Holy Rosary Academy School Board.  She and her husband are former members of the Cal State Coyote Athletic Association and Wendy is a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion Post 777.  She served on the Board of the Highland Avenue Business Association (HAAVA) for two years.  For HAABA, she sponsored a business improvement clean-up day and was vocal in getting Highland Avenue the powers of eminent domain back so non-compliant property owners could be pressured into complying with City building and safety standards.  Further, Wendy is a lifetime Girl Scout.

    Wendy has an extensive background in marketing, sales and accounting.  She grew up and was educated on the East Coast.  She went to Drew University and Kean College in New Jersey.  She and her husband, Dave, own Express Printing, Signs and T’s, Creative Advertising and Apple Tax Service.  Those small businesses have been in San Bernardino since 1982.

    Wendy’s hobbies are, first and foremost, her college age children, Chelsea – 21 and Mckenzee – 23 and her husband.  She enjoys many water sports, such as swimming, kayaking, sailing and fishing.  She also loves singing and playing instrumental music.  She is a devout animal lover.

    Matthew C. Korner

    No photo provided to the City Clerk

    No website found

    About: Lives in the 7th Ward

    Chas A. Kelley

    No campaign website found.

    About (from Council website):

    Councilman Chas A. Kelley was elected to the City Council in November 2003 and re-elected in November 2007 and was sworn in to represent the residents of the Fifth Ward of the City of San Bernardino on March 1, 2004. He has since been re-elected for the third time on November 8, 2011.  Chas Kelley’s term will expire in March 2016. He currently serves as the of the Chair Ways & Means Committee and is a member of the of the Grants Ad Hoc Committee, Education Bridge Committee and the San Bernardino Economic Development Corporation (SBEDC).  He has previously served on the Legislative Review Committee and Personnel Committee.

    As well as his involvement as a City official, Councilman Kelley is an active member of Our Lady of The Assumption Catholic Church where he serves on the Pastoral Council. He is also a Cub Scout Leader, a Little League Coach with Post 777; President of Kendall Hills Neighborhood Association, and a member of the Neighborhood Cluster Association Advisory Board. Before his election to the Fifth Ward, he served on the Community Television Commission.

    Mr. Kelley and his wife, Teri have four children, Brandon, Autumn, Christian and Dylan.

    Rikke Van Johnson

    Website: http://rikkevanjohnson.com/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RVJ4Mayor

    Phone number (from campaign website): (909) 725-1053 ph

    Email (from campaign website): thatsus@rikkevanjohnson.com

    About (from campaign website):

    Rikke Van Johnson is a 52 year resident of San Bernardino. He is a graduate of Eisenhower High School in Rialto and has an Associate of Arts Degree from San Bernardino Valley College, where he graduated in 1981.

    Mr. Johnson is retired from the United States Postal Service after 27 years of service. He is presently employed as a Bail Agent and Manager for Greenwood Bail Bonds in San Bernardino.

    Mr. Johnson was elected to the City Council in November 2003 and was sworn in to represent the residents of the Sixth Ward of the City of San Bernardino on March 1, 2004. He was re-elected to his third term on the City Council in November 2011. His current term will expire in March 2016.

    He has served on various City Committees and presently serves on the Personnel Committee, Ways and Means Committee, Economic Strategic Plan Committee and the Military Banner Ad Hoc Committee. Further he serves as a member of the Inland Valley Development Agency and the San Bernardino International Airport Authority.

    Mr. Johnson is a Deacon at Ecclesia Christian Fellowship Church in San Bernardino. He is a member of the Westside Action Group (WAG), National Alliance of Postal and Federal Employees (NAPFE), the California Bail Agents Association (CBAA), the Broome Family Foundation (BFF), the Newman Leadership Academy (NLA) and is also a lifetime member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

    Mr. Johnson is happily married to Sharon and they have two daughters, Monique and Erika, one son, Julian Marsailes and two granddaughters, Kiara and Savii.

    Carey Davis

    Website: http://careydavis.us/

    Blog: http://careydavisca.wordpress.com/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carey.davis.520

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/CareyDavisCA

    Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/careydavisca

    About (from website):

    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 server their families and communities.
    • Local Church leader

    Draymond (Dray) Crawford

    Website: http://mysite.verizon.net/resxnnzb/

    Email (from campaign website): d.crawford81@verizon.net

    Phone (from campaign website): (909) 374-4843

    About (from campaign website):

    I am not new to our city or region, I know the history of the area. I know San Bernardino.

    I opened one of the first homework safe zones in the city, while also offering free computer training to adults to improve their job skills. Also holding the position of Executive Director of Self Education Law Enforcement Family (S.E.L.F.) youth program that targeted at risk boys. I have also served as the Inland Empire Peace Officers Association President.

    Strong Family ties, married for 29 years.

    Affiliations

    Current Chairperson of City of San Bernardino Police Commission

    Member of Local 12 Operators & Engineers

    Past member of 1183 Labors Union

    Awards

    NAACP Small Business Leader

    City of San Bernardino, Citizen of the month

     

    Coached at San Bernardino Valley College with Ron Smedley during championship years of the early 80’s

    Served as a U.S. Marine

    Long Beach P.D.

    Richard T. Castro

    No campaign website found.

    About: Lives in 5th Ward, was chair of the Concerned Citizens Coalition of San Bernardino.

    Rick P. Avila

    No campaign website found.

    About: Has run for mayor previously.

     

    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.