Concord is a General Law city, governed by a City Council comprised of five elected members who serve at-large for four-year terms. The terms of Councilmembers Tim Grayson, Laura Hoffmeister and Ron Leone will expire in 2014. The City of Concord will be opening a nomination period on July 14, 2014 seeking persons interested in running for three seats on the City Council and for the office of City Treasurer. The office of City Treasurer is currently held by Tom Wentling. Please note that all incumbents may seek reelection.
- Fair Political Practices Commission
- Secretary of State
- League of Women Voters Smart Vote
- County Election Department (925) 335-7800
- City Clerk's office: (925) 671-3495. Email
About Concord Municipal Elections
Municipal elections are held on even-numbered years, in November, in accordance with Concord Municipal Code Chapter 2.35, Section 2.35.010, 6. Councilmember terms overlap, with three Councilmember elected one year and the other two elected two years later. The Council members chose amongst themselves who will serve as Mayor and Vice Mayor. The Mayor currently serves a two-year term and the Vice Mayor a one-year term The City Council members also serve as the Local Reuse Authority for the Concord Naval Weapons Station.
Residents interested in learning more about elections or who desire information on becoming a candidate can contact Deputy City Clerk Joelle Fockler at (925) 671-3390 or City Clerk Mary Rae Lehman at (925) 671-3495 or via email at CityClerk@cityofconcord.org. To seek office, candidates must be 18 years of age, registered voters at their current residence in the City of Concord and not disqualified from holding office by the Constitution or laws of the State of California. There is no filing fee.
The City Council Members are elected officers identified in Government Code Section 87200 and file statements of economic interests with the City Clerk's office. Copies of the statements of economic interests filed by the above elected officers may be obtained by visiting the offices of the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) or the City Clerk. The physical address of the FPPC is 428 J Street, Suite 620, Sacramento, California 95814. The physical address of the City Clerk's office is 1950 Parkside Drive, Concord, CA 94519. The statements of economic interests for some state and local government agency elected officers may be available in electronic format on the FPPC's website at http://www.fppc.ca.gov/. Copies may also be obtained by calling the City Clerk at (925) 671-3495.