Another Democrat pre-filed to run for U.S. Representative in the 9th District, the more the merrier. Now there are 4 Democrats and 3 Republicans, the latter including myself. I think the most likely to actually be on the ballot are Smith, Gallardo, Paz and Basler. The other 3 are questionable, including myself, as there’s no guarantee that enough people are going to sign my petition. Time will tell. The filing deadline is sometime in mid-May. I wanted to get my signs out early, but I may wait until after the filing deadline before I expend my own money. Contributions help, even $1 or $2. Thank you.