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Wanna Run for Newport Beach City Council? The Time Has Come

Nominating papers are available, starting Monday.

Seats representing four districts are up for grabs in Newport Beach in the November election. Patch file graphic.
Seats representing four districts are up for grabs in Newport Beach in the November election. Patch file graphic.

From the city of Newport Beach:

General Municipal Elections are held the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November in each even-numbered year.

Pursuant to Section 401 of the city charter, no person shall be eligible to hold office as a member of the City Council unless he or she is, and shall have been for at least thirty (30) days immediately preceding nomination or appointment, a registered elector of the district from which he or she is nominated or appointed, and for at least thirty (30) days immediately preceding his or her election or appointment, a registered elector of the city. Council members are elected for terms of four years and are limited to two consecutive terms.

The next scheduled Newport Beach general municipal election for the election of council members representing Districts 1, 3, 4, and 6 will be Nov. 4. Please click here to verify your district.

The required forms will not be distributed until July 14, 2014 and include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Nomination petition (must be signed by at least 20, but not more than 30, registered voters from the district he or she is nominated)
  • Conflict of interest disclosure statement
  • Campaign finance disclosure statements

All necessary forms are available in the City Clerk’s Office beginning Monday, July 14. Nomination Period closes on Friday, Aug. 8, at 4:30 p.m. 

It is recommended that individuals interested in becoming a City Council candidate contact the City Clerk's Office (949-644-3005) for information. 

CURRENT CONTRIBUTION LIMIT:
Pursuant to Chapter 1.25 of the Newport Beach Municipal Code, 
the current contribution limit is $1,100.

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