Two new potential candidates took out preliminary papers this afternoon (Thursday) to run against County Supervisor Ron Roberts, a Republican.
They are (1) Stephen Whitburn, who lost a runoff to Todd Gloria in 2008 for City Council district 3 and (2) Margaret Moody, a longtime leader in local feminist causes.
They join City Schools trustee Shelia Jackson, also a Democrat in the field.
Ron Roberts starts with a huge edge in name identification and funding, reporting over $100,000 cash-on-hand as of 12/31/2009. His challengers have less than 3 months to narrow the gap in both categories.