RESOLUTIONS AND NOTICES


May 16, 2016 – Calling the Election May 16, 2016 – Requesting Consolidation with the County May 16, 2016 – Regulations for Candidate Statements July 6, 2016 – Notice of Election (English) (Spanish) (Korean) (Vietnamese)
August 18, 2016 – Secretary of State General Election: Randomized Alphabet Drawing September 2, 2016 – Candidate Forum to be held on September 21, 2016 October 26, 2016 – Notice of Election (English) (Spanish) (Korean) (Vietnamese)


CANDIDATE HANDBOOK
(Filing Period is Closed)


This handbook has been prepared to assist candidates in the election process by providing general guidance only.  It is not intended to provide legal advice.

Candidates and others using this book must bear full responsibility for making their own determinations as to all legal standards, duties, and factual material contained herein.

Click here to view the Candidate Handbook.

CANDIDATE FILING LOG
Updated November 7, 2016


Please Note:  It is the practice of this office to redact certain personal information from documents posted on this website.   Addresses, phone numbers, e-mail address, and signatures have been redacted from the internet versions of these documents.  Complete documents are available for review in the City Clerk’s Office and/or copies can be provided for 10 cents per page.

Josh Wilson
Declaration of Candidacy Documents Issued: July 19, 2016
Declaration of Candidacy Documents Filed: July 27, 2016
Candidate Statement Filed (optional): July 27, 2016
Qualified Date: July 27, 2016
Pre-Election Campaign Expenditure Statement:  September 26, 2016
Contribution Report: October 11, 2016
Pre-Election Campaign Expenditure Statement: October 24, 2016
Contribution Report: November 5, 2016
Contribution Report – Amendment: November 7, 2016
Candidate Intention Statement, Form 501 Statement of Economic Interests, Form 700 Code of Fair Campaign Practices Public Information Resume Candidate Statement Recipient Committee Campaign Statement, Form 460 Contribution Report, Form 497 Recipient Committee Campaign Statement, Form 460 Contribution Report, Form 497 Contribution Report, Form 497 - Amendment
Dean Grose (Incumbent)
Declaration of Candidacy Documents Issued: July 18, 2016
Declaration of Candidacy Documents Filed: August 9, 2016
Candidate Statement Filed (optional): August 9, 2016
Qualified Date: August 10, 2016
Pre-Election Campaign Expenditure Statement:  September 29, 2016
Contribution Report: October 10, 2016
Pre-Election Campaign Expenditure Statement: October 27, 2016
Candidate Intention Statement, Form 501 Statement of Economic Interests, Form 700 Code of Fair Campaign Practices Public Information Resume Candidate Statement Recipient Committee Campaign Statement, Form 460 Contribution Report, Form 497 Recipient Committee Campaign Statement, Form 460
Richard D. Murphy (Incumbent)
Declaration of Candidacy Documents Issued: July 20, 2016
Declaration of Candidacy Documents Filed: August 10, 2016
Candidate Statement Filed (optional): August 10, 2016
Qualified Date: August 11, 2016
Pre-Election Campaign Expenditure Statement:  September 28, 2016
Pre-Election Campaign Expenditure Statement: October 31, 2016
Candidate Intention Statement, Form 501 Statement of Economic Interests, Form 700 Code of Fair Campaign Practices Public Information Resume Candidate Statement Recipient Committee Campaign Statement, Form 460 Recipient Committee Campaign Statement, Form 460

ELECTION SUMMARY


ELECTION DATE: November 8, 2016. Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

OFFICES TO BE FILLED: Two Members of the Los Alamitos City Council

TERM OF OFFICE: Four years

CANDIDATE ELIGIBILITY:  Registered voter (18 years old) in the City of Los Alamitos at the time nomination papers are issued

NOMINATION PERIOD:  Monday, July 18, 2016, to Friday, August 12, 2016. if an incumbent does not file, the deadline is extended to Wednesday, August 17, 2016.

CITY CLERK OFFICE HOURS:    Monday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Alternate Fridays: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., closed alternate Fridays

The City Hall offices are open Monday through Friday, except on alternating Fridays.  City Hall is closed July 29 and August 12.  However, since August 12 is the last day of the filing period, the City Clerk’s office will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for candidate filing purposes only.

REQUIRED WHEN FILING FOR NOMINATION

  • $25 Filing Fee
  • Nomination Paper
  • Ballot Designation Worksheet
  • Form 700- Statement of Economic Interests

Optional Forms When Filing For Nomination – must be received at the same time as Nomination Paper and Form 700

  • Candidate Statement with deposit
  • Code of Fair Campaign Practices

LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE:  Monday, October 24, 2016


NOMINATION PROCESS


CANDIDATE ELIGIBILITY
To be eligible for candidacy for the office of City Council of the City of Los Alamitos, you must be a registered voter in the City of Los Alamitos.  Prior to issuing nomination papers, the registration of all prospective candidates will be verified with the Orange County Registrar of Voters.

NOMINATION PAPERS
Nomination papers are obtained from the City Clerk’s Office, beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, July 18, 2016, through 4:00 p.m., Friday, August 12, 2016. Appointments are highly recommended.

If nomination papers for an incumbent member of the City Council are not filed by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 12, 2016, the voters shall have until 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, to nominate candidates other than the incumbent for such elective office.

Following verification that candidates are a registered voter in the City of Los Alamitos, Candidate’s name will be typed onto the nomination paper and the nomination paper will be signed by the City Clerk or her designee and issued to the candidate for circulation.

In accordance with State law, the City Council has implemented a filing fee of $25 to be paid at the time Nomination Papers are filed. California Courts have ruled that we may not refuse to place a candidate’s name on the ballot due to an inability to pay the filing fee.  If the City Clerk cannot waive the fee after review of financial documents, there is another alternative.  Candidates may substitute four additional signatures for each one-dollar of the filing fee (100 additional signatures) in accordance with Elections Code Section 8106.


CERTIFICATION OF THE NOVEMBER 8, 2016 ELECTION


Results will be declared on or before December 23, 2016

City Clerk’s Office
Windmera Quintanar, CMC, City Clerk
3191 Katella Ave., Los Alamitos CA 90720
(562) 431-3538 ext. 220 – Email