Election

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2020 Election Calendar has key dates for the November 3, 2020 Election.

City Council Candidate Eligibility

City of San Buenaventura Charter Section 503 states, "No person shall hold, or be eligible for nomination to office as a member of the City Council unless at the time his nomination papers are filed, or his appointment made, he is a registered voter of this City …prior to filing his/her nomination papers for election or appointment, a resident of this City or of territory annexed thereto"

A Member of the City Council elected to represent a district must reside in that district and be a registered voter in that district, and any candidate for City Council must live in, and be a registered voter in, the district in which he or she seeks election at the time nomination papers are issued, pursuant to Elections Code 10227. Termination of residency in a district by a Member of the City Council shall create an immediate vacancy for that Council district unless a substitute residence within the district is established within 30 days after the termination of residency. [Ordinance 2018-001, Chapter 2.210–San Buenaventura Municipal Code]

Prior to soliciting for any campaign funds OR expending any personal funds for the election, individuals must file FPPC Form 501 (Candidate Intention Statement) with the City Clerk.

Nomination Period


Closed Friday, August 7 @ 5 pm



Election Questions


Contact the City Clerk's Office:


(805) 658-4745
cityclerk@cityofventura.ca.gov

Voting Booklet
District 2

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Voting Booklet
District 3

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Voting Booklet
District 7

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Council Candidates with Ballot Designations

(in Order as they will Appear on the Ballot) Ballot Order was determined by the random alphabet drawing conducted by the Secretary of State on 8/13/2020.

DISTRICT 2  - CANDIDATE NAME BALLOT DESIGNATION
Doug Halter Business Owner
Dougie Michie Financial Advisor/Lawyer
Christy Weir City Councilmember
DISTRICT 3 - CANDIDATE NAME BALLOT DESIGNATION
Barbara Brown Professor/Business Owner
Aaron Gaston Business Owner/Realtor
William Cornell Small Business Owner
Mike Johnson Teacher
DISTRICT 7 - CANDIDATE NAME                       BALLOT DESIGNATION
Heather May Ellinger Real Estate Agent
Nancy Pedersen Business Owner/Executive
Joe Schroeder Retired Financial CEO
Michael James Nolan Realtor/Telecommunications Manager

Quick Links to Other Election Pages/Data

Qualified Candidates list - posted on the County Elections Division Website (Note - you will be leaving the City's Website)

Candidate Statements

2020 Candidate Campaign Statements - Located Under "Campaign Disclosure Statements" on Left. You an then view by District.​

2020 Campaign Expenditure Limits - Information for the 2020 Election.

Candidate Forums - Posted under "Election Documents" on this webpage