NOVEMBER 6, 2018 ELECTION SUMMARY


 ELECTION DATE: November 6, 2018. Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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

TERM OF OFFICE: Three offices at four years, one office at two years

Per the City’s Charter, when there are four (4) or more council seats to be filled, the three (3) persons each receiving the largest number of votes shall each serve a term of four (4) years while the person(s) elected to fill the remaining seat(s) shall serve for a term of two (2) 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 16, 2018 through Friday, August 10, 2018*   (*By appointment only as City Hall is Closed on August 10)

NOMINATION PERIOD (EXTENDED):  5:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 15, 2018  (Extension will occur due to one Incumbent being termed out)

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

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 $650 deposit
  • Code of Fair Campaign Practices

LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE:  Monday, October 22, 2018


NOMINATION PROCESS


OFFICES TO BE FILLED

There are four Council seats to be filled. Per the City’s Charter, when there are four or more council seats to be filled, the three persons each receiving the largest number of votes shall each serve a term of four years while the person elected to fill the remaining seat shall serve for a term of two years.

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 16, 2018, through 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 10, 2018. Appointments are required for August 10, 2018 as City Hall is closed.

If Nomination Papers for an incumbent member of the City Council are not filed by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 10, 2018, the voters shall have until 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, to nominate candidates other than the incumbent for such elective office.  The filing deadline will be extended due to an incumbent being termed out.

Following verification that you are a registered voter in the City of Los Alamitos, your 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 you 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.


RESOLUTIONS AND NOTICES


CANDIDATE’S HANDBOOK
(Available during Candidate Filing Period July 16 – August 15, 2018)


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 download the Handbook.

CANDIDATE FILING LOG
Updated October 11, 2018


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.

Mark Chirco
Declaration of Candidacy Documents Issued: July 26, 2018
Declaration of Candidacy Documents Filed: August 7, 2018
Candidate Statement Filed (optional): August 7, 2018
Qualified Date: August 8, 2018
1st Pre-Election Campaign Expenditure Statement: September 27, 2018
2nd Pre-Election Campaign Expenditure Statement:

Tanya Doby
Declaration of Candidacy Documents Issued: July 23, 2018
Declaration of Candidacy Documents Filed: August 13, 2018
Candidate Statement Filed (optional): August 13, 2018
Qualified Date: August 14, 2018
1st Pre-Election Campaign Expenditure Statement: September 27, 2018
2nd Pre-Election Campaign Expenditure Statement:

 

 

Gisele “GiGi” Finch
Declaration of Candidacy Documents Issued: August 1, 2018
Declaration of Candidacy Documents Filed: August 14, 2018
Candidate Statement Filed (optional): None
Qualified Date: August 15, 2018
1st Pre-Election Campaign Expenditure Statement: September 27, 2018

Dean Grose
Declaration of Candidacy Documents Issued: July 16, 2018
Declaration of Candidacy Documents Filed: August 7, 2018
Candidate Statement Filed (optional): August 7, 2018
Qualified Date: August 8, 2018
1st Pre-Election Campaign Expenditure Statement: September 25, 2018
2nd Pre-Election Campaign Expenditure Statement:

Shelley Hasselbrink
Declaration of Candidacy Documents Issued: July 16, 2018
Declaration of Candidacy Documents Filed: July 23, 2018
Candidate Statement Filed (optional): July 23, 2018
Qualified Date: July 24, 2018
1st Pre-Election Campaign Expenditure Statement: September 27, 2018
2nd Pre-Election Campaign Expenditure Statement:

Warren Kusumoto
Declaration of Candidacy Documents Issued: July 16, 2018
Declaration of Candidacy Documents Filed: August 7, 2018
Candidate Statement Filed (optional): August 7, 2018
Qualified Date: August 8, 2018
1st Pre-Election Campaign Expenditure Statement: September 24, 2018
2nd Pre-Election Campaign Expenditure Statement:

 

CERTIFICATION OF THE NOVEMBER 6, 2018 ELECTION


Results will be declared December 2018

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