CITY OF NEWPORT
2020 CANDIDATE INFORMATION PACKETS AVAILABLE NOW
Newport citizens will be electing a Mayor and three Councilors in the general election on November 3, 2020. All positions are at-large which means that the candidates can live in any area of the city, but once elected, represent all citizens, rather than those in a particular district or ward. The three Council positions are elected based on the three candidates receiving the highest number of votes. The Mayoral position is voted on separately. The sitting Councilors up for election in 2020 are Beatriz Botello, Dietmar Goebel, and Cynthia Jacobi. Mayor Dean Sawyer’s seat is also up for election. Council terms are four years, and the Mayoral term is two years.
The City Charter provides that the Mayor and Councilors must be qualified electors under state law, and reside within the city for at least one year immediately before election or appointment. No person may be a candidate at a single election for more than one city office, and neither the Mayor nor any Councilor may be employed by the city.
Candidate information packets will be available on the city’s website on May 29, 2020. The packets contain important information that potential candidates will need, including the declaration of candidacy form, a candidate’s calendar, and links to the Oregon Secretary of State’s Office for campaign finance information, along with other relative information.
In Newport, candidates file by declaration rather than circulating a petition. The first day to submit a declaration of candidacy (SEL 101) is June 3, 2020, and the deadline is 5:00 P.M., PDT, on August 25, 2020. The declaration of candidacy (SEL 101) must be submitted to Peggy Hawker, Newport City Recorder, 169 SW Coast Highway, Newport.
The candidate information packets will be available on the city’s website, www.newportoregon.gov on Friday, May 29, 2020. Hard copies of this packet may be obtained by calling the city recorder at 541.574.0613, or by e-mail at email@example.com.