By PE Politics
on February 18, 2011 4:57 PM

Former Riverside City Councilman Dom Betro apparently plans to try to wrest back the Ward 1 seat he lost to Mike Gardner in 2007, but he’ll face competition.

The Ward 1 race is already shaping up to be a crowded affair. In addition to Betro, Gardner, the current incumbent, and challenger Marisa Valdez Yeager have taken out nomination papers to run for the seat, according to city clerk Colleen Nicol. A fourth candidate — Dvonne Pitruzzello — has opened a campaign committee and started raising money but has not yet taken out nomination papers, a requirement to appear on the ballot.

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