Cities issue notice of general election


Local cities have issued their notices announcing the General Municipal elections for Tuesday, Nov. 8.

In the election, voters within city limits will cast a ballot for representation on the city councils for their respective districts.


In Murrieta, residents will vote on representation for three of the city’s five districts.

The District 1 seat is currently held by Mayor Jonathan Ingram who is not eligible to run for his seat due to the city’s term limits. The seat will be up for grabs allowing voters to put a new face on the council to handle city business.

Voters will also decide who will represent District 5 in an election for the seat currently held by Councilmember Cindy Warren who was appointed Nov. 8, 2021, to fill a vacancy when former Mayor Scott Vinton resigned due to an out of state move with his family.

The District 2 seat currently held by Councilmember Christi White is up for election as well.


In Temecula, where there are no term limits, three council seats are up for grabs. The District 1 seat is currently held by Mayor Matt Rahn, who is running against Kate Sanchez for the 71st District seat in the California State Assembly. Also up for election is the District 3 seat held by longtime Councilmember and former Mayor Maryann Edwards and the District 5 seat held by Mayor Pro Tem Zak Schwank.


In Menifee, voters will take to the polls to decide who will represent them in two of that city’s districts.

The District 2 seat is currently held by Matt Liesemeyer, and District 4 is currently represented by Mayor Pro Tem Dean Deines.

Lake Elsinore

Lake Elsinore residents will vote for representation in Districts 1 and 3.

District 1 is currently represented by former Mayor Brian Tisdale, and District 3 is currently represented by current Mayor Timothy J. Sheridan.


Voters in Wildomar will also cast their ballot to fill seats in three of the city’s five districts.

The seat for District 1 is currently held by Mayor Ben Benoit, who will face off against incumbent Paul Angulo for Riverside County Auditor-Controller. District 3 is currently held by Mayor Pro Tem Joseph Morabito, and District 5 is currently held by Councilmember Ashlee DePhillippo. All three seats are all up for grabs.

Nomination rules

According to The Riverside County Registrar of Voters Office, the nomination period for all offices begins Monday, July 18, at 7:30 a.m., and closes Friday, Aug. 12, at 4:30 p.m.

If no nomination documents for an incumbent are filed by the deadline, the voters have until Wednesday, Aug. 17, at 5:30 p.m., to nominate candidates other than the incumbents, for the seat, the registrar’s office explained.

The extension is not applicable, if there is no incumbent eligible to be elected.

In the event that no one or only one person is nominated for an elective office, an appointment could be made to that office under § 10229, Elections Code of the State of California.

On Election Day, Nov. 8, polls will be open between the hours of 7 a.m. and 8 p.m.

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