In 1 week, the registration will close for the Hillsboro City Council positions, and as of right now, there is no one who has registered to run for the seat that is open in Ward 2. The Herald is encouraging individuals that live in the City and who meet the eligibility requirements below to run for this important position. If you have read our stories and columns and love the City of Hillsboro as much as we do, then we believe you have the right stuff and hope you will make a run!
To sign up for a 4-year term that has financial and other benefits, follow the steps below. We have a lot of experience attending these meetings and interacting with the current Council. If you want to talk about it or need some questions answered from our perspective, call us at 503-799-8383. We hope some of you step up to represent our City and the best things that we stand for!
Last Call for City Council Candidates:
Deadline to File is Friday, August 26
The last date to file for election is Friday, August 26, before 5 pm for the General Election to take place on Tuesday, November 8.
As of Thursday, August 18:
- Ward 1, Position A (northeast side) has one declared candidate:
- Beach Pace (current officeholder)
- Ward 2, Position A (central & east sides) has no declared candidate.
- Ward 3, Position (west & south sides) has two declared candidates:
- Olivia Alcaire (current officeholder)
- Ivette Pantoja Avalos
For the purposes of civic representation on the City Council, the City of Hillsboro is divided into three Council wards, with two councilors residing within each ward.
- All councilors represent the entire City once elected.
- City Councilors are elected to four-year terms.
- No person may serve more than two consecutive terms.
- Candidates must be registered voters in the State of Oregon who have resided in the City of Hillsboro during the 12 months immediately preceding the election.
- To file for election, eligible candidates can pay a filing fee of $50 – or collect 20 valid signatures from registered Hillsboro voters. Signature sheets must be approved by the City elections officer before they can be circulated.
- Terms begin at the first City Council meeting of the calendar year following election (January 2023).
Learn more at Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/