2020 General Municipal Election Archive
2020 City Council Candidates
Notice was given that ten candidates have been nominated for the three City Council seats that will become vacant in December 2020. The official notice of candidates can be found here.
The order in which candidate's names appear on the ballot is decided by a randomized alphabetical drawing conducted at the California Secretary of State's office in Sacramento. The drawing was completed on August 13, 2020, and the following list of candidates, certified to be nominees for the Arcata City Council, are shown in the order they appeared on the general municipal election ballot in November.
- Stacy Atkins-Salazar: Candidate's Statement
- Camilla Zapata: Candidate's Statement
- Emily Grace Goldstein: Candidate's Statement
- Oryan Peterson-Jones*
- Paul Pitino*
- Sarah Schaefer: Candidate's Statement
- Nick Matthews: Candidate's Statement
- Collin Yeo: Candidate's Statement
- Kimberley White: Candidate's Statement
- Michael Winkler: Candidate's Statement
Write-In CandidatesA write-in candidate is an individual whose name voters fill in despite not appearing on the ballot.
Shall private and public entities be authorized to develop, construct, or acquire up to 7.5% of the total number of housing units in the City of Arcata for elderly, disabled and alter-abled, and low-income households, pursuant to Article XXXIV of the California Constitution? An affirmative vote on this measure has no fiscal impact, nor does it grant approval for any specific project. If approved, this measure would rescind and replace the 1992 Measure I, which authorized a limit of 5%.
The Arcata City Council will be appointing a replacement for Sofia Pereira, who stepped down from her seat on the Council to take on a new role as Humboldt County’s Director of Public Health. The new Council member will serve out the remainder of her term of office, through November of 2022. Read on for more information about the appointment process or to download an application to be considered for this open seat.
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2020 General Election campaign contributions and expenditures will be disclosed here so that the voters may be fully informed about sources of contributions in support or opposition to City Council candidates or local ballot measures.