Mayor and three city council positions in Hood River, The Dalles and Cascade Locks are up for election on Nov. 3.
Hood River and Cascade Locks
Hood River candidate packets are available at the city website, cityofhoodriver.gov/City Council.
The Hood River link includes an outline of qualifications and complete information for mayor (two-year term) and three council positions (four-year terms). Filing deadline is Aug. 25 for the Nov. 3 general election, though earlier (Aug. 18) is recommended to ensure signatures qualify, according to the city website.
Candidates must collect at least 20 signatures from registered voters living within the jurisdiction.
The Hood River positions are currently held by Mayor Kate McBride and councilors Mark Zanmiller, Megan Saunders, and Gladys Rivera. (Saunders and Zanmiller were elected in 2016; Rivera was appointed last year to fill out McBride’s unexpired term when she was appointed to succeed former mayor Paul Blackburn.)
In Cascade Locks, the posts held by Mayor Tom Cramblett and councilors Glenda Groves, Bobby Walker and Bruce Fitzgerald are up for election.
As of press time, Saunders is the only person to submit re-election paperwork in either city. (In Cascade Locks, one person who had hoped to apply was ineligible because they had moved to Cascade Locks one month too late, and a second missed the cutoff by three days, according to City Manager Gordon Zimmerman.)
All positions in both cities are nonpartisan. The two mayors’ terms will last for two years beginning January 2021. Councilor terms in both cities will last for four years beginning January 2021.
Candidates must have residency within the city for a continuous period of 12 months immediately preceding election or appointment and be registered to vote for 12 continuous months immediately preceding election or appointment.
In Cascade Locks, online via petition and packets are available at the office or online at cascade-locks.or.us.
Cascade Locks charter states that “the petition for nomination shall be signed by at least 20 electors who reside within the city or, in the alternative, a petition may be filed without signatures of electors by the payment of a $20 filing fee.”
Applications must be completed by Aug. 21.
As of Monday, the following election filings have been received by the City of The Dalles Election Officer:
Mayor: Richard A. Mays (incumbent)
Councilor Position 2:
Darcy Long-Curtiss (incumbent)
Councilor Position 4:
(Incumbent Linda Miller has not filed)
Councilor Position 5:
Rod Runyon (incumbent)