May 20, 2020: Jim Edwards, City Council Member for Cerritos, CA, has died of cancer. Councilmember Jim Edwards was elected to the Cerritos City Council in 2005, was re-elected in 2009, and served as Mayor of Cerritos from 2008 to 2009 and 2012 to 2013. He was re-elected to the City Council again in 2015 and in 2020. A Cerritos resident for more than 43 years, Councilmember Edwards previously served as a Cerritos Parks and Recreation Commissioner from 1988 to 1997 and 2003 to 2005, and as a Cerritos Community Safety Committee member from 1997 to 2003. Councilmember Edwards retired from a career as a teacher and administrator in the ABC Unified School District.