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How to Run for San Juan Capistrano City Council

The time to pull papers to run for San Juan Capistrano is upon us. Patch file graphic.
The time to pull papers to run for San Juan Capistrano is upon us. Patch file graphic.
From the city of San Juan Capistrano:

The filing period to run for municipal office opens Monday, July 14 and ends Friday, Aug. 8. 

City Council candidate nomination papers are available for three fofur-year terms. The Municipal Election takes place on Nov. 4.

The incumbents currently occupying the three four-year seats up for election are Mayor Pro Tem Larry Kramer and Council Members Derek Reeve and John Taylor.

Candidates have until 4:30 p.m. Aug. 8 to file nomination documents and statements of qualification for office. The deadline extends to Aug. 13 only if an incumbent is not running for re-election and does not file papers by the deadline.

Candidates must be registered voters and reside in the city of San Juan Capistrano. Nomination papers must be signed by not less than 20 nor more than 30 registered voters in San Juan Capistrano. 

Each candidate is required to file a statement of economic interests 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 education and qualifications. The statement is filed with the nomination papers and is included in the sample ballot materials mailed to voters. The charge for providing this service is around $1,000 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 14. 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 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Fridays.

City Hall is at 32400 Paseo Adelanto. For more information, call 949-493-1171.


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