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Dublin Mayor Melissa Hernandez running for reelection unchallenged

Incumbent to remain on ballot as sole candidate because Dublin's City Council election is contested
Melissa Hernandez, incumbent for mayor of Dublin.

Editor's note: A prior version of this story included outdated information from the incumbent's campaign website as well as improperly attributed the nature of an original quote. Embarcadero Media staff are working to update this story with fresh context from Mayor Melissa Hernandez's current reelection campaign. We regret the confusion with the original article.

Dublin Mayor Melissa Hernandez is seeking reelection to a second term this fall, appearing on the citywide Nov. 8 ballot alone as no opponents came forward to challenge the incumbent.

Hernandez was first elected to Dublin City Council in 2016 and served as vice mayor from 2018 to 2019. She was then elected to her current position in 2020, making her the first Latina mayor within the Tri-Valley region.

As mayor, Hernandez is a city representative on various regional and state committees. She contributes to the boards of the Alameda County Transportation Commission, East Bay Community Energy and Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority, among others.

Although she is uncontested for reelection as mayor, Hernandez must still appear on the ballot – as opposed to being directly appointed without an election, as the only candidate – because the Dublin City Council election is contested this fall. 

To find out more about Hernandez and her reelection campaign, visit her website at