On Monday, the San Diego City Clerk released the list of 12 city council candidates who got enough signatures to qualify for the June ballot.
Here’s a look at the candidates running for City Council this year.
The 9th district is new this year as a result of redistricting. Councilwoman Marti Emerald and Mateo Camarillo are running for the seat. Emerald is the current councilmember of District 7, but is leaving to run for the 9th district.
The other districts due for a new councilmember this year are Districts 1, 3, 5 and 7.
In District 1, four candidates are qualified: Current District 1 Councilmember Sherri Lightner, small business owner Ray Ellis, Attorney Bryan Pease and Chair of the Torrey Pines Planning Board Dennis Ridz.
Current District 3 Councilmember Todd Gloria was the only candidate to qualify for the June ballot.
District 5 is currently represented by Carl DeMaio. DeMaio is running for San Diego mayor so his replacement will likely be technology consultant Mark Kersey, who was the only candidate to qualify.
Four candidates qualified for the June ballot in District 7: community volunteer Rik Hauptfeld, retiree Nathan Johnson, home health advocate Mat Kostrinsky and small businessman Scott Sherman.
Contact information and campaign information for these candidates can be found on the SD City Clerk’s website.
Stay tuned to NBC San Diego for ongoing coverage of this year’s election.
For more election coverage, visit our Decision 2012 page for mayoral candidate bios and related stories.