TIME TO GET SERIOUS ABOUT UPCOMING ELECTIONS

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(Upcoming elections)

Less than 100 days until November 3rd and a crucial election, not just the nationals but local candidates will be running for mayors, councilpersons, state offices, etc.

Until now, the focus has been on the Presidential lottery, but let us not forget what Tip O’Neil told us several years ago: All politics is local.

Which brings me to our local elections. I spoke to Clay James, Deputy City Clerk for Hemet today and he gave me an earful of what’s coming up. As everyone should know by now, Hemet elects by District (known throughout the rest of the country as the Ward System). Many would like to see the Mayor elected by the ballot rather than rotated amongst the council members, but that is a story for another day.

With the sudden resignation of Bonnie Wright, the council has an open seat and it looks as though they may leave it that way until November (nobody told me that, but so far it remains open).

This year the Governor has ordered election officials to send vote-by-mail ballots to all registered voters. Californians who may need in-person voting opportunities will be able to access in-person opportunities.

HEMET MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS

In addition to local offices, our ballot particular other county and state measures, as well as Federal offices and propositions or measures that affect us, will be shown.

This year Districts 1, 3, and 4 are up for election this year. Karlee Meyer (1), Michael(3) and Vacated (4). One Treasurer seat, elected at large, currently held by Judith Oltman. The nomination period ends as of Thursday, August 6th, at 5:30 PM.

As of this writing, the following have indicated a desire to run:

DISTRICT 1

DeniAntoinette Mazingo Form 501 submitted 7/22/20

Pulled papers 7/13/2020

Filed papers 7/22/20

Signatures qualified 7/29/2020

Karlee Meyer Form 501 submitted 7/20/20

Pulled papers 7/16/2020

Filed papers 7/29/2020

Signatures Qualified 7/30/2020

Kenneth Prado Form 501 Submitted 8/3/2020

Pulled papers 7/20/2020

filed papers 8/3/2020

Pending Verification

Norman W. Kyriss III Form 501 Submitted 7/30/2020

Pulled papers 7/29/2020

Filed papers 8/3/2020

Pending Verification

DISTRICT 3

Michael Perciful Form 501 Submitted 7/29/2020

Pulled papers 7/14/2020

Filed papers –

Malcome Liienthal Form 501 Submitted 7/30/2020

Pulled papers 7/29/2020

Filed papers 8/3/2020

Pending Verification

DISTRICT 4

Vishwajit Shinde Form 501 Submitted –

Pulled papers 8/302020

Filed papers –

Miguel Madrid Form 501 Submitted 7/22/2020

Pulled papers 7/14/2020

Filed papers 7/29/2020

Signatures Qualified 7/30/2020

Joe Males Form 501 Submitted

Pulled papers 7/20/2020

Filed Papers –

CITY TREASURER

Howard Feigenbaum Form 501 Submitted 6/1/2020

Pulled papers 7/14/2020

Filed papers 7/21/2020

Signature Qualified 7/29/2020

All too often, those who cast their ballots listen to someone they know who will tell them that so and so is related or is somebody’s second cousin and a good one to vote for. If you buy into that, as my grandmother used to say, “you bought a pig in a poke.” Do some research before you cast your ballot. The internet is a wonderful place to find a person’s background. What have they been up to in the past? What, if anything, are they experts at? What I’m saying folks is know who you are voting for. I’m sure Bundy’s mother thought he was a good boy. I’ll be following the elections for the rest of the year and will keep you posted from week to week, featuring interviews with the candidates with backgrounds and photos. Just sayin’

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