Two of three Yucaipa Council incumbents have filed for re-election. In 2016, the city council went from an at-large to district-based election.
Councilmember Bobby Duncan, District 3, filed and completed his qualification papers. “I need four more years to continue the work we have been doing,” said Duncan. “This will be the last election that I run in.”
Duncan is running against Clifford Gericke, who has turned in his qualification paperwork and Lee Kaberlein, who has not submitted qualification paperwork. In District 4, incumbent Denise Allen said she will not seek re-election. The two candidates vying for Allen’s seat are Stacey Chester and Justin Beaver. Chester has submitted her qualification paperwork.
For the last open seat, in District 5, Councilmember Dick Riddell has qualified and filed.
“The health, welfare and prosperity of all Yucaipa residents continues to be my top priority,” said Riddell, the city’s longest serving (26 years) councilmember.
Running against Riddell, are Eric Hammond, Jon Thorpe and Craig Suveg. As of press time, none of the three individuals turned in their qualified papers.
The candidate filing period closes Aug. 7, at 10 a.m.