Inglewood residents have big choices to make in the upcoming November election. Residents have begun pulling nomination forms and the clerk’s office has published a list of potential candidates.
Mayor James T. Butts Jr. has drawn the most challengers. Campaign finance reports details he only raised $5000 for the period 7/1/2021 – 12/31/2021. The city clerk’s office hasn’t provided reporting for 1/1/2022 – 6/30/2022.
Here is the list of potential candidates who have pulled papers thus far.
Marvin McCoy, Angelique Johnson, Miya Walker, Chika Ogoke, Raina Carillo, Erick Holly, and Fredrisha Dixon.
Incumbent George Dotson appears incapable of raising money. If it weren’t for the loans provided to him by Mayor Butts he wouldn’t be on the council. Dotson appears to be in declining health and is regularly viewed reading from cue cards during council meetings. Rumors persist that he is only running so he can step down and have the council appoint someone to his seat.
Kevin Taylor, Gloria Gray, Cindy Giardinia, and Yolanda Davidson have pulled papers.
Incumbent Alex Padilla has drawn a couple of potential challengers: Robert Brown and Solomon Meuz.
Seat 1: Naomi Hammonds is the incumbent, however, her name isn’t on the list of potential candidates: Ronald Gomez and Zyra McCloud are.
Seat 3: Brandon Myers and Shirley Nichols.
Seat 5: Incumbent Ernesto Castillo is the only potential candidate listed.
Candidates must obtain 40 signatures to qualify for the ballot. Are you familiar with any of these names?