BY SANDRA STOKLEY
Published: 14 June 2012 10:38 PM
Staggered City Council terms mean that two council members in each of Riverside County’s two newest cities will face re-election in November.
Eastvale Councilmen Ike Bootsma and Jeff DeGrandpre, and Jurupa Valley Councilmen Brad Hancock and Frank Johnston were the lowest vote-getters in their respective 2010 and 2011 contests and were elected to two-year terms. Whoever wins election in the November, 2012 election, would serve a full four-year term.
Bootsma, Hancock and Johnston all said this week that they plan to seek re-election.
Jeff DeGrandpre, who was chairman of the Eastvale Incorporation Committee before running for a seat on Eastvale’s first City Council, said he was weighing whether to run for re-election.
“It’s 50-50 right now,” DeGrandpre said. “It’s a tremendous amount of work and I have to balance that with my work and my family.”
DeGrandpre, 58, is an insurance broker.
Bootsma said he would “definitely” seek re-election to a four-year term.
“I love talking with the citizens of Eastvale and being able to get things done for them,” Bootsma said.
Bootsma, 65, is retired from the cattle industry. He owned a calf nursery.
Eastvale residents voted to incorporate in June 2010. The city’s official incorporation date was Oct. 1, 2010.
Hancock said he will run for a four-year term
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