Candidates continue to obtain and file nomination papers for local races in the Nov. 3 presidential general election. 

The filing period opened Monday, July 13 and will continue through 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, unless an incumbent does not run in which case it would be extended to Aug. 12.

The following have pulled or filed by the Champion press time at 4 p.m. Thursday.

School district

Education specialist Havaughnia Hayes-White, retired teacher Don Bridge, and incumbent school board member Andrew Cruz have filed nomination papers.

Former school board member Sylvia Cervantez-Orozco and Vincent Coletta pulled papers.

The open at-large seats are occupied by Mr. Cruz, James Na, and Irene Hernandez-Blair, who has indicated she will not seek re-election.

Chino Hills

Mayor Art Bennett, Tyler Shields and Sabir Taqi have filed, and Jim Gallagher has pulled papers for the District 3 seat occupied by Mr. Bennett.

Cynthia Moran pulled papers for District 5, the seat she currently occupies.

A measure will be placed on the Chino Hills ballot to increase the transient occupancy tax to 12 percent. The current tax is 10 percent. 

Visitors to hotels in Chino Hills would pay the tax which is collected with the room payment and remitted to the City of Chino Hills.


Anthony Honore and former Chino police chief Karen Comstock filed papers for the District 4 seat occupied by Tom Haughey, who said he will not seek re-election.

Councilman Paul Rodriguez filed for the District 1 seat he currently occupies, and Christopher Flores filed papers for the same district.

Incumbent Mayor Eunice Ulloa and Christopher Hutchinson have each pulled papers for the mayoral seat which is an at-large position.

Fire district

John DeMonaco has filed nomination papers. He occupies one of three at-large seats. The others are occupied by Harvey Luth and Sarah Ramos-Evinger.

Water district

Incumbent Sandra Rose of Chino has filed papers for one of the three at-large seats for the Monte Vista Water District Board which serves mostly Montclair and small pockets of northwest Chino will appear on the ballot. 

Incumbent and Montclair resident Manny Martinez pulled papers. The other seat is occupied by Montclair resident Tony Lopez.

Congress, State

The following candidates were the top two vote-getters in the March primaries and moved on to the November election.

Incumbent Democrat Gil Cisneros of Congressional District 39 that includes Chino Hills will square off with Young Kim, a Republican who used to work for former Congressman Ed Royce.

Incumbent Democrat Norma Torres of Congressional District 35 that includes Chino will square off with Republican filmmaker Mark Cargile of Pomona.

Incumbent State Senator Ling Ling Chang of State Senate District 29 that includes Chino Hills will face Democrat Josh Newman, the former state senator who was recalled in 2018 and replaced by Ms. Chang. 

Incumbent State Assemblyman Freddie Rodriguez, Democrat, in the 52nd district will face Republican account technician Tonie Holle.

Incumbent Republican State Assemblyman Phillip Chen in the 55th District that includes Chino Hills will face Democratic Walnut Mayor Andrew Rodriguez.


There will be at least a dozen propositions including a $5.5 billion bond measure for stem cell research, repealing the voter-approved constitutional amendment from 1996 that banned affirmative action in state employment and higher education admissions practices, restoring the right to vote to people convicted of felonies who are on parole, requiring physicians to be on-site at dialysis clinics, and allowing 17-year-olds who will be 18 at the time of the next general election to vote in primaries and special elections.

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