San Bernardino – Candidates for San Bernardino County’s 3rd Ward, Community Engagement Strategist Treasure Ortiz and Medical Social Worker Juan Figueroa are counting down to the May 7 Special Mail Ballot Election.
The winner of the competition will replace the former 3rd district councilman and the City of San Bernardino’s newly elected Mayor John Valdivia.
The political novices held a forum last week to present themselves to voters and explain why each felt they were the best candidate to represent the constituents of the city’s 3rd ward. During a recent forum, both candidates agreed on the city‘s need for strong leadership as it continues to recover from the strains of bankruptcy.
Whatever the outcome of the election, constituents in the City of San Bernardino are hopeful the newly elected councilmember can help smooth the waters of the current fractious and combative council.
Voter registration for the special election ends April 22 and the Mail Ballot Election is set for May 7.