Fourteen file to run for 4 Riverside City Council seats

Fourteen candidates filed to run in the June 4 general election for Riverside City Council in California. The Ward 1, 3, 5, and 7 seats are on the ballot. The filing deadline was March 8.

Ward 1 incumbent Mike Gardner filed to run for another term and faces two challengers. The races for the open Ward 5 and 7 seats each have three candidates, and the open Ward 3 race has five candidates.

When city council elections were last held in 2017, the Ward 2, 4, and 6 seats were on the ballot. All three incumbents who held those seats ran for re-election, and two of them won new terms. In 2015, three of the four incumbents whose seats were on the ballot ran for re-election, and all three won new terms. Two of those incumbents were re-elected without facing opposition.

Riverside is the 12th-largest city in California and the 58th-largest city in the U.S. by population.