San Bernardino Seal

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 – 10:00 a.m.

So much for Rialto Real Estate Broker Scott Beard shaking up San Bernardino City Hall from the inside.

The well-financed Beard couldn’t generate another 108 votes to knock off incumbent Seventh Ward City Councilman Jim Mulvihill.

It was pretty much a lackluster low-turnout runoff, with small dose of the usual dirty politics and false allegations that accompany most San Bernardino municipal elections.

Anyways. It’s another blow to political consultant Mike McKinney, who was Beard’s campaign guru.

If you will recall. McKinney was previously the chief of staff to Mayor Carey Davis until the city council tubed his contract renewal.

We’ll have to wait and see if Beard continues to meddle in city hall politics.

In the Sixth Ward, Bessine Littlefield-Richard easily defeated Roxanne Williams to take the seat being vacated by Rikke Van Johnson.