Beaverton residents interested in running for election to the Beaverton City Council can obtain a Candidate’s Filing Handbook beginning January 20, 2022. Four City Council positions are open, as follows:
Councilor Positions 1, 2 and 5
These positions are: Nominated at the Primary Election and elected at the General Election; elected at large; and serve a four-year term – January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2026.
• City Councilor Position 1 (currently held by Ashley Hartmeier-Prigg);
• City Councilor Position 2 (currently held by Laura Mitchell); and
• City Councilor Position 5 (currently held by Marc San Soucie; seat open due to term limit).
At the Primary Election, the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes for each position shall be deemed nominated and their names forwarded to the General Election ballot, unless one candidate receives a majority (50% + one vote) of all votes cast, then that candidate alone shall be deemed nominated and their name will be forwarded to the General Election Ballot. The candidate receiving the majority of votes at the General Election will be the elected candidate.
Councilor Position 3 (vacant position due to resignation of Councilor Mark Fagin effective January 1, 2022). Three years remain on the unexpired term for this office.
Council declared the seat vacant on January 4, 2022, and by resolution directed that the election to fill the vacancy be held at the May 17, 2022 Primary Election. Per the Charter of 2021: 1) the person elected must receive a majority of the votes cast for all candidates for this office; 2) if no candidate receives a majority, then a run-off election between the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes must be held at the Special Election of August 23, 2022; and 3) the candidate receiving the majority of votes at the Special Election will be the elected candidate. The term of office for this position commences upon the certification of the election by the City and expires December 31, 2024.
Candidates must be 18 years of age by the election date, must be a qualified elector of the state, and must have lived in the Beaverton city limits six months prior to the election date.
The Candidate’s Handbook can be obtained from the City Elections Officer/City Recorder, Beaverton City Hall, 12725 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton, OR; or from the City’s Web site at www.BeavertonOregon.gov. Candidates must file a prospective Petition for Nomination Signature sheet with the City Elections Officer for approval. Once approved, the petition may be circulated for signatures. The petition must be signed by not fewer than 10 and not more than 20 qualified voters in the City of Beaverton. The position for which one is filing must be specified by City Councilor Position Number. Once signatures have been obtained, the petition is filed with the City Elections Officer.
Candidates should allow time for the signature verification process prior to the filing deadline. The City Elections Officer will submit the petitions to the County Elections Office for signature verification and notify the candidate of the results. If it is determined there are not enough valid signatures and the filing deadline has not passed, the candidate may submit additional signatures.
The Filing Deadline is: Tuesday, March 8, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.
The Primary Election is May 17, 2022, and the General Election is November 8, 2022.