FAIRFIELD — Anyone interested in becoming the mayor of Fairfield or fill two open seats on the City Council in the Nov. 4 election can get candidate nomination papers from the City Clerk’s Office beginning Monday.
The deadline for filing nomination paperwork will be 5 p.m. Aug. 8 unless an incumbent fails to file by that time. Then, the filing period for that seat will be extended to 5 p.m. Aug. 13.
Potential candidates may obtain a candidate’s kit by making an appointment with the City Clerk’s Office at 1000 Webster St. Kits are available by appointment only. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The office is closed July 18 and Aug. 1. For more information or to make an appointment, contact Karen L. Rees, city clerk, at 428.7384 or by email at [email protected]
Mayor Harry Price and Councilwoman Catherine Moy announced last week their intentions to seek re-election. Ben Afisivalu, Joe Martinez, Chuck Timm and Scott Tonnesen have also announced their candidacies for the City Council. Councilman John Mraz has not yet announced whether he will seek re-election. No other candidates have announced their intention to seek the mayor’s seat.
Candidates are required to comply with regulations of the California Fair Political Practices Commission by filing of a State of California Form 501, Candidate Intention Statement, prior to asking for or getting any contributions, or spending any personal funds related to the upcoming election. Candidates should contact the FPPC at 1-866-275-3772 for information and assistance with FPPC filing requirements or visit www.fppc.ca.gov.
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