Three Redlands City Council seats are up for reelection this November. Districts 1, 3 and 5 will be on the ballot. Denise Davis serves District 1, Paul Barich serves District 5 and Mick Gallagher, who is not running for reelection, serves District 3. Gallagher joined the council in late 2021 to fill the vacancy left by former Mayor Paul Foster.
Friday, Aug. 12, is the filing deadline.
According to City Clerk Jeanne Donaldson, Barich and Davis have submitted their papers to run for reelection this week. Several other potential candidates have pulled election papers since the filing period began on July 18.
Rodgir Cohen, who ran unsuccessfully for the California Assembly as a Libertarian in June, pulled papers on July 18 and qualified to run on Aug. 1. He is running in District 1, against Davis. To qualify, potential candidates must get a certain number of petition signatures. Davis, Barich and Cohen are the only candidates thus far to acquire the required signatures.
Andy Hoder pulled papers on July 26 to run against Davis, but has not yet qualified.
Mario Saucedo announced his plans to run for District 3 earlier this year and pulled papers on July 20. He has not met the petition signature requirements yet.
Mike Saifie and Brian Seghers are listed as potential candidates for districts 3 and 5 respectively, but neither has pulled the necessary papers.
When candidates file their papers, Donaldson sends them to the county to have the petition signatures validated, which takes up to two days.