Election Corner: Local Candidate Information
Learn more about the candidates for City Council is districts 1, 3, 4 and 7.
Who are the candidates?
The November 3, 2020 election will be the first time Redwood City voters elect City Councilmembers by district. Here are the qualified candidates who will appear on the ballot in districts 1, 3, 4, and 7 respectively. Reminder: voters in districts 2, 5, and 6 will vote for a City Councilmember in November, 2022.
Candidates authorized the city to make their contact information available. View available contact information here.
Under California election law, the City Clerk must hold a write-in candidate period during which time individuals interested in running for City Council may complete and file official documents to become a qualified write-in candidate in their district. Write-in candidates do not appear on the official ballot and are not permitted to publish a candidate statement in the County Voter Guide or on the City’s website.
The write-in candidate period is open now through October 20. If you’re interested in becoming a qualified write-in candidate for City Council in districts 1, 3, 4, or 7 contact the City Clerk, Pamela Aguilar. At this time, October 16, there are no qualified write-in candidates running for City Council during the November 3 election.
City Council Candidates have two opportunities to publish statements of qualification. Candidates may choose to pay a fee to have a 200-word statement published in the San Mateo County Voter Guide, which is mailed to all registered voters ahead of the election. These candidate statements are also posted on the Redwood City election webpage, access them here.
Under local campaign finance regulations, City Council candidates in Redwood City may opt into voluntary campaign spending limits. By accepting the campaign spending limits, candidates are permitted to publish an additional 400-word candidate statement, accompanied by a picture of the candidate, on the City’s election webpage, free of charge. The same regulations allow candidates who do not accept voluntary campaign spending limits to publish an additional 400-word statement if they pay a fee to the City Clerk. Access the statements, and more information about local campaign finance regulations, here.
Campaign Finance Statements
In California, candidates for public office and public officials are required to file regular financial disclosure statements such as personal assets, debts, and other financial interests. Candidates and campaigns are also required to disclose the contributions they receive — either monetary or non-monetary — and from whom, as well as how the campaigns spend their money. Recent campaign finance statements for each City Council candidate can be accessed here.
Visit our document archive for additional and previous campaign and FPPC required reports and other publicly available records, here.
For more information about California campaign finance regulations, visit the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) website, here.
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