There are many races that are incredibly important to the the Redlands area. The Redlands Area Democratic Club (RADC) is highlighting a few and urging you to vote for and volunteer for these candidates. RADC also encourages you to reach out to these candidates.

When Democrats vote, we win.

Mario Saucedo 

Redlands City Council District 3


Mario Saucedo

Mario Saucedo is a third-generation Redlands resident, a proud husband, father, and Redlands Planning Commissioner. His grandfather was the first to move to Redlands to organize the church that became the Community Faith Center, currently located on Texas St. His father carried on serving the community, and from a young age, Mario watched his family make a difference in the lives of others. Through their faith and advocacy work, they helped those in need and provided counseling for at-risk youth.

Mario graduated from Redlands High school in 1975, as did his daughters. Mario’s roots in Redlands don’t end there. He is a 30-year employee of the city of Redlands, as well as a member of the Redlands Planning Commission, board member of Redlands Community Foundation, a board member of Boy Scouts of America Inland Empire Council, a past board member for Youth Hope, a member of Sons of the American Legion Post 650, and a community advocate for youth and parental engagement with Redlands Unified School District.

As a community advocate and planning commissioner, Mario has always worked to ensure that everyone in Redlands has their voices heard. Mario has received numerous awards in recognition of his community service, including Advocate of the Year by San Bernardino County Department of Alcohol and Drug Prevention, the Northside Impact Committee’s honor for Community Service, and the Heart Award for community service from the Unforgettables Foundation.

There are few people with such a long commitment to Redlands and a proven track record for getting things done. Throughout his long history of advocacy, Mario Saucedo has proven time and again that he loves this city and will work tirelessly for its residents.

As your councilman for District 3, Mario Will:

  • Prioritize public safety and support our law enforcement officials
  • Work with law enforcement, community members, and businesses to combat homelessness
  • Support small businesses and give them more tools to succeed
  • Be responsible with tax-payer funds and make smart choices for future growth
  • Preserve Redlands’ deep history and unique character

There are many important issues that we still face. Mario Saucedo has the experience and commitment to lead Redlands in the right direction.

Patty Holohan 

Redlands Unified School District Trustee Area 1 - Incumbent

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Has served on the Redlands Unified School District Board of Education for the past four terms, and wants to continue our community's education efforts.

Is a lifelong resident of Redlands, product of RUSD, and attended CSU Fullerton. She raised her family in Redlands, and both of her children are Redlands High School graduates.

As a School Board Member, she has made school safety a priority and works collaboratively with local law enforcement in keeping our students safe. Since her time on the Board, she has renovated our libraries at the three comprehensive high schools and continuation school to create spaces for students to learn and collaborate in an inviting environment, to have access to digital and printable resources, and to receive support from our librarians.

She believes that over the years she have proven and demonstrated a deep commitment to our district. She pledges continued integrity, dedication, and commitment to all students, parents, and teachers and strive for Academic Excellence for All. She has been endorsed by current RUSD Board Members, Superintendent Ted Alejandre, and Superintendent Mauricio Arellano.


  • Extremist Erin Stepien

    • Invited outside agitators to our school board meetings and her supporters have brought weapons to these meetings

    • Her children do not attend schools in RUSD

    • Wants to ban books and inclusivity

    • Does not know RUSD policies and procedures

Derek Marshall - Democrat

Congressional District 23 - Major Cities: Redlands, Loma Linda, Yucaipa


Derek Marshall

Derek Marshall is the oldest of three, and was raised by their parents in a small town. The Marshall family was active in the church, where Derek was instilled with the importance of public service and community outreach from a young age. His family also ran a weekly homeless outreach program called Soup to Go. While Fridays were for X-Files, Saturdays were for making chili and feeding those in need.

Derek is also a proud and openly gay man, although he did not fully and publicly come out until his late twenties due to the social pressures so many in the LGBTQ+ community face to conform.

In 2019, Derek took a job with Senator Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign in Nevada. The deep relational organizing that he helped to lead across the Las Vegas Valley was instrumental in winning the Nevada caucuses and cemented the power that regular working people have when they come together, united in their cause for more freedom and justice. From there, he returned to his home in the heart of California’s 8th congressional district (which becomes the 23rd in the upcoming election), where he continues to be involved in community organizing and mutual aid work to help those most in need.


  • Republican Jay Obernolte

    • Denied severity of January 6th and opposed Commission to investigate

    • Career politician

    • Outspoken Trump supporter

Pete Aguilar - Democrat

Congressional District 33 - Major Cities: Redlands, San Bernardino, Colton, Rialto, Grand Terrace, Fontana and Rancho Cucamonga


Pete Aguilar

Pete Aguilar grew up in a working-class family in San Bernardino. His dad was a union worker for a local utility company and his first job was working with his grandfather bussing tables at the San Bernardino County Courthouse cafeteria. He worked two jobs through college and graduated with the help of Pell Grants. In Congress, he has been fighting to grow the Inland Empire economy, create more good-paying jobs for San Bernardino County residents, make housing more affordable, reform our broken immigration system, and provide resources for our seniors, veterans and students to help them succeed. 

Congressman Aguilar currently serves as Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus and is the highest ranking Latino in Congress. He is a member of the House Appropriations Committee, where he sits on Defense; Transportation, Housing & Urban Development; and Homeland Security subcommittees. He is also a member of the Committee on House Administration, which oversees federal elections and voting rights, and is a member of the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol.

Eloise Reyes - Democrat

Assembly District 50 - Major Cities: Redlands, Fontana, San Bernardino, Colton


Eloise Reyes

Eloise, a proud daughter of immigrants, has been a champion for her community throughout her career. The lack of access to quality legal services in her community led her to become the first Latina to open her own law firm in the Inland Empire in order to provide necessary representation to her community.

Eloise graduated from Colton High School and received her AA from San Bernardino Valley College. She received her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Southern California and then Eloise went on to earn her law degree from Loyola Law School.

On December 7, 2020, Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes was appointed as Majority Leader of the California State Assembly, becoming the first Latina and only the fourth woman to hold the position.

Eloise is honored to serve the constituents of the 47th Assembly District for her third term and is committed to working with her community to build a better quality of life for all residents of the Inland Empire.

James Ramos - Democrat

Assembly District 45 - Major Cities: Rialto, San Bernardino, Redlands, Fontana, Mentone, Muscoy, and Highland.


James Ramos

Assemblymember James C. Ramos, a lifelong resident of the San Manuel Indian Reservation in San Bernardino County, is a member of the Serrano/Cahuilla tribe.

Ramos, the first California Native American to serve in the California State Assembly, was elected to represent residents of the 40th District on November 6, 2018. His district includes the cities of Highland, Loma Linda, Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands, and San Bernardino.

As a child, he lived with his family in a mobile home in one of the most poverty-stricken areas in San Bernardino County. To help support his family while attending school, he worked in fast food restaurants and as a janitor in the San Bernardino City Unified School District. Ramos went to local public schools and graduated from San Gorgonio High School. He understood the importance of education. He received an Associate of Arts degree in business at Victor Valley College, a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting at California State University, San Bernardino, and a Master of Business Administration degree at the University of Redlands.

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