The City Clerk serves as the Elections Official for the City of Stockton, consolidating elections with San Joaquin County to reduce election costs. The City Clerk also manages the nominations for Council office and performs first-look review of any petitions filed with the City.

Additional election duties include:

  •     Preparing Council Candidate Handbook
  •     Receiving and processing Campaign Statements
  •     Receiving and processing Statements of Economic Interests
  •     Monitoring and updating City's Conflict of Interest Code
  •     Promoting voter registration and participation


Upcoming Election

  • The nomination period was from November 12 to December 6, 2019. Potential candidates can schedule an appointment to receive the candidate packet. 
  • The term information for each upcoming seat open for election is as follows:  
  • Councilmember - District 2 - Full Term 
    • Term: January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2024 
  • Councilmember - District 4 - Full Term 
    • Term: January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2024 
  • Councilmember - District 6- Full Term 
    • Term: January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2024 
  • Mayor - At Large - Full Term 
    • Term: January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2024 



  • You must be a registered voter in the District you wish to be elected to or in city limits if running for Mayor.
  • If you wish to announce interest in running, file an FPPC Form 501 with the City Clerk. 
  • If you spend or collect more than $2,000, you will need to establish a committee.
    • File an FPPC Form 410 with the Secretary of State. 
  • Review the FPPC Manual 2 to learn the ins-and-outs of establishing a committee. 

Qualified Candidates

District 2

  • Fernando Duarte
  • Dan Wright


District 6

  • Amanda Aanerud
  • Gloria Allen
  • Patricia Barrett
  • Kimberly Warmsley



  • Shelly Hollis
  • Andrew Johnson
  • Kevin Lincoln 
  • Shoua Lo
  • Motecuzoma Sanchez
  • William Smith
  • Michael Tubbs
  • Ralph White


Stockton Election Process

The City conducts elections every two years to fill seats on the City Council. If a candidate for Councilmember nominated from a Council district receives the majority of votes cast by voters of that district at the primary municipal election, that candidate shall be deemed elected as Councilmember from that district at the primary municipal election.

If no candidate for Councilmember from a district receives a majority of votes cast at the primary municipal election, the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes cast shall qualify as candidates for the runoff election for Councilmember from that district. The runoff election for that Council district shall be held at the general municipal election.

For Mayor's race:

  • If no candidate receives 50% +1 of the vote in the Primary Election, the top two candidates advance to the citywide runoff election in the General Election.  
  • If one of the candidates receives at least 50% +1 one of the vote in the Primary Election, there is no runoff election and that candidate assumes office January 1 following the General Election.


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This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 2/20/2020