The Lake Elsinore and Wildomar city council races are on for November.
On Election Day, four candidates are seeking two city council seats in Wildomar, and eight are hoping to fill one of three seats to open in Lake Elsinore, the respective city clerks have announced.
Terms for current Wildomar City Council members Bob Cashman and Bridgette Moore are set to expire. Both council members, however, have thrown their hats in the reelection ring and have qualified to be on the ballot.
In addition to incumbents Cashman and Moore, the following candidates have also qualified for the ballot in Wildomar:
In Lake Elsinore, terms for council members Bob Magee, Melissa Melendez and Peter Weber are set to expire in November. Melendez has qualified for the November ballot in the 67th State Assembly race, while Magee and Weber have both qualified for the ballot in the contest for Lake Elsinore City Council.
In addition to incumbents Magee and Weber, the following candidates have also qualified for the ballot in the Lake Elsinore City Council race:
Lake Elsinore Unified School District coach Jerry Carlos
Lake Elsinore Valley Chamber of Commerce board member Natasha Johnson
Lake Elsinore Planning Commissioner Rick Morsch
NOTE: Candidates who have an online page have been in highlighted in blue above. Click on their respective names to learn more about them.
In addition, campaign statements are attached for all Wildomar candidates who filed the optional documentation. Statements for Lake Elsinore candidates are expected to be released Aug. 14 and will be posted here when available. Interested voters can also visit the city's webpage on that date to see the statements.