The City of Chico Council is comprised of seven members each
elected by district. Citizens interested in serving on
Council need to make an appointment to meet with the City Clerk
in person to begin this process. Notice of Election
can be found here.
The upcoming November 8, 2022 Election will be for the selection
of three (3) members of the City Council to serve four-year terms
of office representing Districts 2, 4, and 6. In addition,
a vacancy needs to be filled for the original District 3, created
On November 8, 2022, the City of Chico General Municipal Election
for the selection of Councilmembers will be held for District 2,
4, and 6. In addition, the Councilmember for the
remaining two years left on the District 3 term will be selected
by the original District 3 voters in the 2020 election.
The original District 3 Map information can be found
here. Final District Map
Currently seated Councilmembers up for reelection include Vice
Mayor Reynolds for District 2 and Councilmember Brown in District
4. Councilmember Bennett was appointed to fill the vacancy
in District 3, with the remaining two years of that term being
determined at the 2022 election. Once each election is
over, the Council appoints two of its members to serve as Mayor
and Vice Mayor for a period of two years.
Interested in running?
Nomination papers were available until mid July when the official
Nomination Period opens. The next election will be in 2024.
If you are interested in running, please note that before you
begin to accept contributions for your campaign, you must first
file a Form 501 (Candidate Intention Statement) with the City of
Chico’s City Clerk & Elections Official. Once you have
raised or expended $2,000, you need to form a committee through
the Secretary of States Office (SOS) using a Form 410
(Statement of Organization). The original of the Form 410
is provided to the SOS, with a courtesy copy filed with the City
of Chico’s City Clerk & Elections Official.
Form 501 – Candidate Intention Statement - Form 501
Filed by Candidates, Officeholders, and Committees
All open campaign committees and City Council candidates raising
or expending $500 or more are required under the State’s
Political Reform Act to file campaign statements with the City
Clerk within the prescribed deadlines.