While voters prepare to go to the polls on Nov. 4 to decide on state-wide measures, there are also a number of local measures and races to decide as well.

In Inglewood, incumbent Mayor James T. Butts Jr. faces three opponents in his bid to retain his post. They include actress Sandie Crisp; businessman and health professional Gilbert A. Mathieu, who was a member of the Inglewood Citizen Police Oversight Commission for about three years beginning in 2009; and former first district city councilman Mike Stevens.

Crisp, who spent 11 years working as a paralegal for Public Counsel, has also served in various positions for three local mayors—Tom Bradley, Richard Riordan and Antonio Villaraigosa—and wants to focus on getting Inglewood back on track and making the city small business friendly.

Mathieu, 82, has spent more than 50 years following Inglewood politics, and is running for office to remind the young and old about what the power of voting can do.

Butts, who has worked in law enforcement since the 1970s was elected Inglewood mayor in 2010. He is credited with “cutting through bureaucratic red tape” to move the renovation of the forum project forward.

Stevens, describes himself as an advocate for small businesses.

In order to avoid a run-off, the winner in this race must capture 50 percent plus 1 of all ballots cast. If that does not happen, the top two candidates will face-off again in January. There are an estimated 53,000 registered voters in Inglewood.

Compton Community College District is seeking funding through Measure C to upgrade classrooms, labs, instructional equipment and infrastructure in addition to making health and safety repairs and energy efficiencies improvements.

If approved by voters, the $100 million in bonds will cost taxpayers $25 a year for each $100,000 assessed in property value.

The college district includes residents in portions of Athens, Bellfower, Downey, Dominguuez, Lakewood, Long Beach and South Gate as well as the cities of Carson, Compton, Lynwood, Paramount, and the community of Willowbrook.

According to state law, 55 percent of voters must support Measure C in order for it to pass.