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Privately Financed Candidates

Information about privately financed candidates.

All candidates, whether publicly or privately financed, must report all contributions and expenditures, pursuant to the Election Code.

Private-Financing Limits

Unlike publicly financed candidates, who may only spend the funds distributed by the City, privately financed candidates have no fundraising or spending limits.

There are, however, limits on individual contributions. Specifically, Article XIII, Section 4(d) limits the total contributions, including in-kind contributions, from any one person (with the exception of the candidate himself or herself) to 5 percent of the salary at the time of filing the Declaration of Candidacy.

Office Amount Limits

Individual contributions and in-kind amount limits for the 2023 Election Cycle:

Office Amount
Council District 2 $1,683.00
Council District 4 $1,683.00
Council District 6 $1,683.00
Council District 8 $1,683.00

Petition Signatures

Candidates must gather petition signatures pursuant to the City Charter and Ordinances.

  • Candidates for City Council must gather more than 500 signatures from registered voters within the district the candidate wishes to represent from June 5 - July 10, 2023.

Election Day

The 2023 Regular Local Election will be held on November 7, 2023.

The 2023 Runoff Local Election will be held on December 12, 2023.

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