READY TO RUN?
On November 3, 2020 eligible Walnut Creek voters, will vote for three city council members in a statewide general election. Even if you don’t live within the city’s boundaries and can’t cast a vote, who runs city hall can have a profound impact on your life. Economic rebound, affordable housing, employment diversification, transportation, infrastructure, coronavirus, and reimagined public safety top the list of issues faced by the next city council.
Seats Up for Election
The three seats up for grabs are currently held by Mayor Loella Haskew (completing her 2nd term), Mayor Pro Tem Kevin Wilk (completing his 1st term), and Councilmember Justin Wedel (completing his 2nd term). City council members serve four-year terms. Mayors in Walnut Creek are not directly elected, but rather serve on a rotational basis appointed annually by their fellow council members.
If you are interested in entering the race, pull nomination papers, and other necessary forms from Walnut Creek’s City Clerk, Suzie Martinez. Forms are available beginning July 13, 2020, and are due back no later than 5:00 pm on August 7, 2020. To begin the process, schedule an appointment by calling the city clerk’s office at 943-5819.
A candidate must be at least 18 years of age, a citizen of the United States, a resident, and a registered voter in the City of Walnut Creek.