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; and 
  •     Promoting voter registration and participation


Upcoming Election

The nomination period is from February 15 to March 11, 2022. 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 1 - Full Term 
    • Term: January 1, 2023 - December 31, 2026 
  • Councilmember - District 3 - Full Term 
    • Term: January 1, 2023 - December 31, 2026 
  • Councilmember - District 5- Full Term 
    • Term: January 1, 2023 - December 31, 2026 



You must be a registered voter in the District you wish to be elected to or in city limits if running for Mayor.

  • To determine what Council District your home is located in, please enter your house number and street name in the About Your Address feature.
  • 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 how to establish a committee. 

Qualified Candidates

District 1

Sol Jobrack

Felix Ogbah

Michele Padilla


District 3

Michael Blower

Bridget Hawley-Ortiz

Shoua Lo


District 5

Jewelian Johnson

Brando Villapudua 


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 votes 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 --- 4/4/2022