10:00 PM PDT on Wednesday, April 20, 2011

By DARRELL R. SANTSCHI
The Press-Enterprise

Three candidates will be seeking the 2nd Ward San Bernardino City Council seat left vacant when Councilman Jason Desjardins resigned Feb. 11.

The three are:

Jerry Martin, 65, a retired food manufacturing manager who has lived in the city since 2002. He was a city building commissioner in 2006-07, but has not sought elected office before.

Robert Jenkins, 31, a special education teacher for the Riverside County Office of Education who has lived in San Bernardino 12 years.

Jenkins is president of the Perris Hill Neighborhood Association. He is a former member of the city building commission and serves on the oversight committee for Measure Z, a ballot measure that provided law enforcement funding.

John Longville, a former state assemblyman who was forced out of office by term limits in 2004.

Longville, a former Rialto mayor, served three terms on that community’s city council. He is a member of the San Bernardino Community College District board, which governs San Bernardino Valley and Crafton Hills colleges.

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