Privately Financed Candidates

Information about privately financed candidates.

Private-Financed Candidates

View a list of declared privately financed candidates for the 2021 Regular Local Election.

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(e) limits the total 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 amount limits for the 2021 Election Cycle:

Office Amount
Council District 1 $1,499.68
Council District 3 $1,499.68
Council District 5 $1,499.68
Council District 7 $1,499.68
Council District 9 $1,499.68
Mayor $6,250.40

Petition Signatures

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

  • Candidates for Mayor must gather more than 3000 signatures from registered voters within the City from June 8 - August 10, 2021.
  • Candidates for City Council must gather more than 500 signatures from registered voters within the district the candidate wishes to represent from July 6 - August 10, 2021.

Election Day

The 2021 Regular Local Election will be held on November 2, 2021.

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