Chelan City Councilor, Seat 5

Employer / Organization

City of Chelan

Next Election

Aug 08, 2023

Filing Window

May 15, 2023 - May 19, 2023

Description

The City Council is composed of 7 members elected at large by the city’s residents to serve four year terms. As the city’s legislative body, the City Council is responsible for the implementation of programs and services provided by the city, as well as hearing the concerns of local citizens. It is the duty of the mayor, clerk, and council members to ensure the city fulfills its duties under the law and lawfully exercises its powers. The City Council must supervise administrative officers, formulate policies, and exercise city powers. council members should devote their official time to problems of basic policy and act as liaisons between the city and the general public. council members should be concerned, not only with the conduct of daily affairs, but also with the future development of the city. The most important single responsibility of a council member is participation at council meetings. In statutory cities, each councilmember, including the mayor, has full authority to make and second motions, participate in discussions, and vote on every matter before the council.

Application Guidelines
The filing window for this position begins the Monday two weeks prior to Memorial Day and ends on the Friday of that week (5 days). Candidacy filing papers can be acquired at and are submitted to either the county elections office or the Secretary of State’s Office in Olympia. For non-partisan offices, if there is only two candidates filed for a position they will run against each other in the November election. If more than two candidates file for a non-partisan office, than the non-partisan office will go through the August primary and the top two vote getters will advance to the November election for the seat. For a partisan office, the candidates will run in the August primary even if only two people are participating. This may create scenarios where the same candidates participate for the same seat in the August primary and November election. For any further questions, the Chelan County Elections Office can be reached at (509) 667-6808 Or auditor@co.chelan.wa.us, and the Secretary of State’s Office can be reached at (360) 902-4151 or mail@sos.wa.gov. ***Washington is one of the only states with online filing for candidacy. It is preferred that candidates file online through the elections department of Chelan County, the link for online filing will be available the day the filing window opens. For more information regarding filing online, please see here: http://www.co.chelan.wa.us/elections

Submit application to:
Chelan County Auditor, 350 Orondo Ave, Wenatchee, WA, 98801, US