The filling period to run for City Council for District 2, District 3 and District 4 opens Monday, July 16 and ends Friday, August 10. City Council Candidate Nomination Papers will be available for three 4-year terms, one seat on each Districts (2, 3, and 4). The General Municipal Election takes place on November 6.
The City Council Members currently occupying the three 4-year seats up for election are Council Members Kerry K. Ferguson, Pam Patterson, Esq., and Derek Reeve.
Candidates have until 4:30 p.m. August 10 to file nomination documents and statements of qualification for office. The deadline extends to Wednesday, August 15 if an incumbent is not running for re-election and does not file papers by the August 10 deadline.
Candidates must be registered voters and reside in either District 2, District 3 or District 4 in San Juan Capistrano. Nomination papers must be signed by no less than 20 or more than 30 registered voters residing in the district in which the candidate resides. Each candidate is required to file a Statement of Economic Interest disclosing investments and interests in real property when the nomination papers are returned for filing. There is no charge for filing nomination papers.
Candidates can also prepare a statement that includes name, age and occupation and a brief description of no more than 200 words about the candidate’s qualifications. The statement is filed with the nomination papers and is included in the sample ballot materials mailed to voters in District 2, District 3 and District 4. The charge for providing this service is around $700 and is payable at the time of filing nomination papers.
The candidate’s packet containing the nomination papers and related election materials needed to run for office will be available on Monday, July 16. All forms required for nomination and election to municipal office are furnished by and filed with the City Clerk. Appointments to obtain the candidate’s packet and review the information with the City Clerk are highly encouraged. The City Clerk’s office is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m., to 5:30 p.m., and Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
City Hall is located at 32400 Paseo Adelanto. For more information, call (949) 493-1171. Please use the following link to view the district map: