Most Alhambra incumbents up for re-election in November will automatically be re-elected because of a lack of challengers — only two of five incumbents will likely face challengers. For City Council, Elizabeth Salinas, an attorney, has announced intention to challenge Councilman Steven Placido, a dentist. Councilman Gary Yamauchi, a businessman, will automatically be re-elected for a third term.
For the Board of Education, Rudy Meza has submitted an intention to challenge Board Member Patricia Rodriguez-Mackintosh. Two other Board Members, Adele Andrade-Stradler and Jane Anderson, will automatically be reelected.
The election was canceled two years ago as there were no other candidates running against the three incumbent City Council members.
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The city is divided up into five Council Districts, which you can view on the map below. Elections are open to any resident registered to vote in Alhambra, regardless of his or her district.
Here is a full list of the individuals that have filed declarations of intention for the 2012 General Municipal Election:
City of Alhambra
Councilperson of the Third District, full term:
Gary Yamauchi (Incumbent)
Councilperson of the Fourth District, full term:
Steven Placido, DDS (Incumbent)
Alhambra Unified School District Board of Education
Member of the First Nominating District, full term:
Adele Andrade-Stradler (Incumbent)
Member of the Second Nominating District, full term:
Jane Anderson (Incumbent)
Member of the Third Nominating District, full term:
Patricia Rodriguez-Mackintosh (Incumbent)
*This post was updated to reflect the fact people have only filed Declarations of Intention to become candidates per the City’s Charter requirements. They are not officially candidates at this point.