What are the requirements to run for local political office?

The Mayor and Councilmembers shall be qualified electors of the city and shall hold no other public office for which they receive compensation except that of a notary public or member of the National Guard or naval or military reserve. Candidates must have resided in the city for three years next preceding the date of such election or appointment. If the Mayor or a Councilmember shall cease to possess any of these qualifications or shall be convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude, that office shall immediately become vacant.

City employees are not eligible to stand for election or serve as Mayor or as members of the City Council.

Candidates for Mayor must be 25 years of age or older, and candidates for Councilmember must be 21 years of age or older.

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1. Where can I find the paperwork to run for Mayor or Councilmember?
2. How can I serve on a Board or Commission?
3. What are the requirements to run for local political office?
4. How do I request a Mayor’s Proclamation?
5. How can I contact the Mayor or City Councilmember?
6. How do I get on the agenda to speak at a City Council Meeting?
7. Can I watch Board and Commission meetings on Channel 11?