Ursula Reed has officially opened a campaign committee to campaign to seek re-election as city council representative in San Leandro's second council district.
Last week Bal Theatre owner Dan Dillman announced his intention to run against Reed.
Heron Bay community activist Benny Lee has also officially entered the race for the fourth council district.
There will be no incumbent in that race because term limits prevent Joyce Starosciak from seeking re-election.
Starosciak recently announced her intention to move out of San Leandro.
Darlene Daevu and Chris Crow have already entered the fourth district race. Lee's entry makes that a three-way contest.
The outcome of that three-way race will be determined by ranked-choice voting, under which voters expresses preferences for second and third choices.
The sixth council district will also be up for re-election. Incumbent Councilman Jim Prola will seek re-election but has not yet opened a campaign fund because, so far, he is unopposed.
Under the city's election rules the nomination period for city council seats opens on Monday, July 16 and closes on Friday, August 10.
To qualify, a candidate must obtain the signatures of at least 20, but not more than 30, registered voters in the district he or she seeks to represent.
(Editor's note: Ursula Reed sent in this statement when asked why she was seeking re-election: "I am excited about the next four years in San Leandro. As a council we have begun many projects, downtown, at the marina and the transit-oriented development. We have joined a private partnership with Patrick Kennedy at OSI Soft with the fiber loop which will bring many more opportunities to our city. Being on the council for the last four years has allowed me to positively represent San Leandro in local arenas as well as in our State and National Capitol. I take this responsibility very seriously and plan to continue to represent our diversity, our intelligence and our resiliency as a city." )