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Are You Interested In Running for Office?

Monday Opens Filing Period for Mayor, City Council and City Treasurer

If you've been having issues with decisions made by our City Council or if you think you'd be better at representing the Dixon community, you could officially take out papers for public office this Monday for the upcoming General Election.

There are four positions open: 

Mayor of the City of Dixon (Full Term of Four Years)

Two Members of the City Council (Full Term of Four Years)

City Treasurer (Full Term of Four Years) 

Official nomination documents and information for eligible candidates desiring to file for the offices listed will be available at Dixon City Hall, City Clerk’s Office, 600 East “A” Street, Dixon, California. Candidates must be a registered voter within the City of Dixon.

Official paperwork includes collecting a minimum number of 20 registered voters saying you will make a viable candidate and an approximate $400 filing fee.

The official Nomination Period ends at 5 p.m. on Friday, August 10, 2012.  If nomination papers for an incumbent are not filed by the last date of the filing period, the deadline for nominations for that incumbent’s office is extended to 5 pm on August 15, 2012.  Once filed, a candidate may withdraw his or her nomination paper until the filing deadline of 5 pm on August 13, 2012 (or 5 pm on August 16, 2012 if the deadline is extended.)

A General Municipal Election will be held in the City of Dixon, California, on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 in which the polls will be open from 7 am to 8 pm.

Michael Hunt July 14, 2012 at 05:36 PM
Katharine, The first requirement of any elected government position is you must live within the jurisdictional boundaries of the position. Otherwise the Governor, Congress members, Sheriffs, etc could all live anywhere they want, while having control over areas they have no vested interest in. The fact is, you might use services within Dixon, such as schools, parks, library, and shopping, but you do not pay taxes to the City and are a resisdent of the unincorporated area of Solano County. You do not pay city property related taxes. As a resident of the city, I pay special lighting, school, library, and parks assessments for those services, as a resident of the city This is not something that the City of Dixon is doing to keep you from holding office, but a requiement under the government code. Enjoy the services you get from Dixon.
Dane Besneatte July 14, 2012 at 08:29 PM
I encourage anyone who believes they could, and would want to, do the job to run for office. Many people have lots to say and recommendations to make and want things the way they want them. It all seems so easy and straight forward and most people, including myself, know just what they would do or how they would vote. In reality, it isn't so. Often times (with competing interests, advise, pleas and recommendations from friends, family, foes, coworkers & strangers) it comes down to 'hard' decisions that have to be made. The pay is great lthough at $300.00/month especially considering the commitment is about 30 hours a week. It can be very rewarding at times but also very demanding and demoralizing (Its like being a sturgeon in a gold fish bowl-you CAN'T run and you CAN'T hide) causing some to wonder, 'what was I thinking?' All in all, I am proud to have been elected and appreciate the opportunity to serve. So, run baby run, but be careful of what you ask for--you just might get it.
Thom Bogue July 27, 2012 at 03:18 AM
Amen to that!
Mark Clark July 27, 2012 at 04:05 AM
Why isn't Eon Arnold running? He dealt with corruption at the Library and at teh schools.

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