Elections

General Election


The City of Murrieta consolidates with the Riverside County Registrar of Voters Office for all municipal elections. The City Clerk serves as the elections official and the City Clerk's Office is responsible for all candidates' filings, the issuance and acceptance of nomination papers, City measures, and publication of all legal notices as well as campaign and conflict of interest filings required by the Fair Political Practices Commission.

General municipal elections for the City are held on the first Tuesday in November of even-numbered years for the purpose of electing City Council Members or placing special measures and bond issues before the community. Special elections may be called by the City Council for the purpose of referendum/initiative or for recall (PDF).

The next general election for the City of Murrieta will be on November 3, 2020, for the purpose of electing two City Council Members from Districts 3 and 4 and will finalize the transition to district-based City Council elections which began in November 2018.

Who's eligible?

To be eligible to run for City Council you must be a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years of age, and a qualified elector of the respective district of the City of Murrieta.

What's my District?

Please use the following link to access our Interactive City Council District Map (district by address search): Here 

Where do I go for more information and when? 

The nomination period opened on Monday, July 13, 2020 at 7:30 A.M. and closes on *Friday, August 7, 2020 at 4:30 P.M.
*If an incumbent who is eligible to run does not file, the deadline will be extended to Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 5:30 P.M. The candidate packet to run for office in 2020 is available by contacting the Office of the City Clerk.

City Clerk Stephanie D. Smith
ssmith@murrietaca.gov
(951) 461-6030

Who’s running for office?

Candidates - November 3, 2020 Election 

Name

District

Pulled Papers

Returned Papers

Qualified

Lori Stone

4

7/13/2020

7/20/2020

7/24/2020

Lisa Deforest

3

7/13/2020

7/21/2020

7/24/2020

Steven Brown

3

7/20/2020

 8/7/2020

 

David Kolk

4

7/27/2020

 8/3/2020

 8/4/2020

John Kesler

3

7/27/2020

 

 


City Council Elections

Districts

City Council Members are elected by district to serve four-year overlapping terms. Find information on the City's transition to district-based elections.

The next general election for the City of Murrieta will be on November 3, 2020, for the purpose of electing two City Council Members from Districts 3 and 4 and will finalize the transition to district-based City Council elections.

The election held on November 6, 2018, began the first phase of the City's transition to district-based City Council elections with three City Council Members being elected from Districts 1, 2, and 5.

District 1

Jonathan Ingram was elected as Member of the City Council, District 1, for the full term of four years, ending December 2022.

District 2

Christi White was elected as Member of the City Council, District 2,  for the full term of four years, ending December 2022.

District 5

Scott Vinton was elected as Member of the City Council, District 5, for the full term of four years, ending December 2022.   

City Council Members also serve as voting members on the City's ancillary districts and boards, which include:

  • Murrieta Community Services District
  • Murrieta Financing Authority
  • Murrieta Fire District
  • Murrieta Housing Authority
  • Murrieta Library Board
  • Murrieta Redevelopment Successor Agency

The positions of Mayor and Mayor Pro-Tem are one-year terms, with requirements outlined by the rules of procedure for City Council meetings and the rotation of presiding officers, which occurs at the second meeting in December of each year.

Terms

In order to broaden the opportunities for public service, no elected official of the City of Murrieta or any other political subdivision of the City of Murrieta shall serve more than two consecutive terms in office. Terms are considered consecutive if they are at least four years apart.

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