Andy Melendrez, who is currently serving his fourth term on the Riverside City Council, would be the first Latino to serve as Mayor in Riverside’s 135-year history.
“I’m running for Mayor to protect Riverside’s unique quality of life and make city government more responsive and transparent. I believe that my experiences as a City Councilmember and longtime local business owner give me a unique set of perspectives, and I am ready to take on the big problems
– Such as the homelessness crisis –
that our city is facing. I am excited to announce my candidacy, and I am looking forward to the campaign ahead.”