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Election Information

Overview

The City of Chico Council is comprised of seven members.

The City of Chico consolidates its General Municipal Election with the statewide election held in even-numbered years.  Under Chico’s new district-based election system, voters will elect one councilmember for the district where they are registered to vote. 

Please see the following Final District Map.  Final District Map
Interactive District Map can be found here.

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.

Current Election

November 3, 2020 – General Municipal Election
Certified List of Candidates - November 3, 2020 Election

Starting with the 2020 Election, four Councilmembers will be elected by Districts with the remaining three Councilmembers to be elected by Districts in 2022.  Until a Councilmember is elected by Districts, they remain “at-large.” 

Districts 1, 3, 5, & 7 will be determined during the 2020 election.  Please find your district in the following map.  Final District Map

2020 Candidate’s Form 501 - Intention to Run Statement

District 1
2020 Election - Sean Morgan Form 501 (District 1) - OFFICIAL CANDIDATE
Sean Morgan - 2020 Candidate Statement

2020 Election - Curtis Pahlka Form 501 (District 1) - OFFICIAL CANDIDATE
Curtis Pahlka - 2020 Candidate Statement

District 3
2020 Election - Ann Schwab Form 501 (District 3) - OFFICIAL CANDIDATE
Ann Schwab - 2020 Candidate Statement

2020 Election - Kami Denlay Form 501 (District 3) - OFFICIAL CANDIDATE
Kami Denlay - 2020 Candidate Statement

2020 Election - Steven Breedlove Form 501 (District 3) - OFFICIAL CANDIDATE
Steven Breedlove - 2020 Candidate Statement
 

District 5
2020 Election - Randall Stone Form 501 (District 5) - OFFICIAL CANDIDATE
Randall Stone - 2020 Candidate Statement

2020 Election - Lauren Kohler Form 501 (District 5) - OFFICIAL CANDIDATE
Lauren Kohler - 2020 Candidate Statement

2020 Election - Andrew Coolidge Form 501 (District 5) - OFFICIAL CANDIDATE
Andrew Coolidge - 2020 Candidate Statement

District 7
2020 Election - Richard Ober Form 501 (District 7) - OFFICIAL CANDIDATE
Rich Ober - 2020 Candidate Statement

2020 Election - Deepika Tandon Form 501 (District 7) - OFFICIAL CANDIDATE
Deepika Tandon - 2020 Candidate Statement

Past Elections

November 2018 – General Municipal Election

The City of Chico General Municipal Election was held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 where three seats on the Council were considered by the voters. 

Official List of Candidates

Election 2018 “Official” Candidates & Candidate Statements

Richard Ober
Richard Ober Candidate Statement

Andrew Coolidge
Andrew Coolidge Candidate Statement

Scott Huber
Scott Huber Candidate Statement

Matt Gallaway
Matt Gallaway Candidate Statement

Kasey Reynolds
Kasey Reynolds Campaign Statement

Ken Rensink
Ken Rensink Candidate Statement

Alex Brown
Alex Brown Candidate Statement

James Aguirre
James Aguirre Candidate Statement

Jon Scott
Jon Scott Candidate Statement

County PAC’s – Courtesy Filings

Chico Democrats

2018 City of Chico Measures

The City Council has added one measure to the upcoming November ballot related to term limits.

2018 Measure “S” – Term Limits

Shall Section 401 of the Chico City Charter be amended to limit the members of the Chico City Council to no more than three (3) consecutive terms?
Impartial Analysis
Argument in Favor
Argument Against
Rebuttal to Argument in Favor
Rebuttal to Argument Against

2018 Election General Information

City of Chico Campaign Sign Regulations
2018 Campaign Finance - Filing Deadlines
City of Chico Campaign Finance Regulations
Register to Vote
Butte County Elections Department

November 2016 – General Municipal Election

The City of Chico General Municipal Election was held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 where four seats on the Council and three measures to amend the City’s Charter were considered by the voters. The four City Council seats were filled by Councilmembers Ory, Schwab, Stone and Mayor Morgan. The term of office commenced on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 and ends in December 2020.

Official 2016 City Council Candidates

The nomination period ended on August 12. While 12 individuals took out nomination papers, 11 citizens became official candidates after their signatures were certified by the County. An official “certified list of candidates with contact information is available here.

2016 Candidate’s Form 501 & Candidate Statements

*Public Review Period Ends August 26, 2016

Sean Morgan
Sean Morgan - Candidate Statement

Randall Stone
Randall Stone - Candidate Statement

Tami Ritter
Tami Ritter - Candidate Statement

Lisa Duarte
Lisa Duarte - Candidate Statement

Ann Schwab
Ann Schwab - Candidate Statement

Jovanni Tricerri
Jovanni Tricerri - Candidate Statement

Loretta Torres
Loretta Torres - Candidate Statement

Mercedes Macias
Mercedes Macias - Candidate Statement

Karl Ory
Karl Ory - Candidate Statement

Jon Scott
Jon Scott - Candidate Statement

Jeffrey Glatz
Jeffrey Glatz - Candidate Statement

Public Review Period: Elections Code Section 13313 provides for a 10-calendar day public examination period for Candidates’ Statements. During this 10-calendar-day period, any voter of the City of Chico may seek court action to require any or all candidates’ statements be amended or deleted.

2016 Measures
Measure “N”

Shall Section 602 of the Chico City Charter be amended to change the time of the City Council Meeting held on the first Tuesday in December of each even-numbered year from 7:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.?
Impartial Analysis

Measure “O”

Shall Section 1110 of the Chico City Charter be amended to allow for notice of intention to receive proposals for public works contracts to be provided on the city’s website or other approved methods?
Impartial Analysis
Argument in Favor of Measure O

Measure “P”

Shall Section 1114 of the Chico City Charter be amended to permit the council to contract with a newspaper for publication of legal notices and official advertisements without advertising for the contract when there is only one newspaper of general circulation in the City?
Impartial Analysis

Other Campaign Related Information

City of Chico Campaign Sign Regulations

Courtesy Campaign Statement Filings from Butte County PACs
Butte County Awareness and Accountability

9/29/16 Filing
9/29/16 Filing - Amended
497 Contribution Report
10/27/16 460 Filing
10/27/16 497 Filing
7/31//17 Semi Annual

Chico Democrats

10/28/16 496 Filing
11/7/16 496 Filing

2016 Campaign Finance - Filing Deadlines
City of Chico Campaign Finance Regulations
Register to Vote
Butte County Elections Department
Butte County Voting Information
2016 City of Chico Measure Information – Butte County Posting

Overview

Campaign Disclosure Information

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.

2020 496 Independent Expenditure Filings from Non-City Political Action Committees:
Democratic Action Club - 496 Ober
Democratic Action Club - 496 Schwab
North State Builds Jobs - 496 Denlay
Democratic Action Club - 496 Pahlka
Alliance to Support the Middle Class - 496 Coolidge

2014 to present information can be found on NetFile.

 

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