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2024 Election: Hass Ratnayake announces candidacy for Ward 1 City Council Seat

Ratnayake will run for the seat currently held by Erin Edwards.

Hass Ratnayake is running for Ward 1 City Council Seat. (Photo courtesy Hass For Riverside, Ward 1)

Hass Ratnayake has announced his campaign for City Council’s Ward 1 seat in the 2024 election. He is running for the seat held by Erin Edwards since 2019.

The son of Sri Lankan immigrants, Ratnayake is a graduate of Poly High School and works as a property manager and real estate broker.

“I am running for this position because I believe in the power of community and the positive impact we can make when we work together,” says Ratnayake on his Instagram page.

Former Riverside Charter Review Committee Chairperson Ben Clymer, Jr. has endorsed Ratnayake saying, “Riverside needs a proven, business-savvy leader with actual real-world business experience on the Council. I believe Hass is the candidate who can help steer better jobs and greater economic opportunities to our community.”

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