Voters in the San Gabriel Valley will go to the polls Tuesday to elect officials in two cities and two school districts.
In Pasadena, there are three open seats on the seven-member Board of City Directors and two open board seats in the Pasadena Unified School District.
Seeking reelection to the Board of City Directors are incumbents Loretta Thompson-Glickman, William Thomson and Jess Hughston.
Facing Glickman in District 3 is Chris Holden, a 24-year-old investment counselor and the son of former state Sen. Nate Holden (D-Culver City). In District 7, Thomson is seeking his second term against J. Albert Curran, a retired businessman. In District 5, Hughston faces Margaret Sedenquist, a wealthy businesswoman.
Should any candidate fail to capture 50% plus one vote, a runoff election will be held in April.
In the school district race, seven first-time candidates are seeking election to the five-member board. The candidates in District 3 are Brent D. Gunderson, a Pasadena businessman; Arlene Moncrief, an Altadena accountant; James McBath, a university instructor; and Paul Tooby, a businessman. Running in District 5 are Emmell Beech, a Pasadena teacher; Marie River, a clinical psychologist in Altadena; and Anne Pursel, a community volunteer worker.
Running for mayor in Pomona are incumbent G. Stanton Selby and Councilman Clay Bryant. Also up for election is the council seat of District 2, where Joe Smith and Joseph Lee Duncan are running against incumbent E. J. Gaulding, and the seat of District 3, where John P. Perkins, Arthur W. Manning Jr., Donna Smith and Tomas Ursua are vying for Bryant's open seat.
Pomona's ballot includes three propositions containing amendments to the City Charter. Proposition A would provide for deletion of outdated language. Proposition B would allow the city clerk to read only the title of proposed ordinances, rather than the entire texts, in council meetings. Proposition B would also cease publication of ordinances on file in the clerk's office. Proposition C would allow the city administrator to remove his appointees without regard to the merit provision of the Charter.
Four first-time candidates are vying for one open seat on the Charter Oak Unified School District board, which serves 11 schools in Glendora and Covina. The candidates are Robert Hoenig, a Covina businessman; Elaine Miller, a self-employed businesswoman; Barry Monroe, an engineering consultant and Glendora resident; and Joseph Probst of Glendora, an associate professor at Pasadena City College.
Polls in all elections will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.