Incumbent Supervisor David Campos so far has few competitors in his bid for reelection on Nov. 6, but more could still step up. Candidates have until 5 p.m. today to submit an application with the Department of Elections.
The most recent version of the list of potential candidates included the names of three possible Campos rivals: realtor Tommy Gallegos, retired hairdresser Alexander Mondares and entrepreneur Benjamin Castaneda.
However, Gallegos, reached by telephone while traveling Friday afternoon, said he currently does not plan to run in this election cycle. “David Campos is doing a good job as incumbent,” he said. “He is responsive to his neighbors.”
Mondares said in a telephone interview that he will continue to pursue his candidacy, adding, “So far, so good.”
Castaneda pleaded guilty in July to two felony counts of attempting by threats to deter an executive officer from performing a lawful duty, after he threatened District Attorney George Gascon on Facebook. Castaneda could not be reached for comment.
The Department of Elections told Mission Local today that it would release a list of applicants over the weekend. Those applications will be reviewed by the department next week.