St. Helens residents – here’s an opportunity to have a strong hand in what happens in your community. Three positions on the St. Helens City Council – mayor and two city council positions – will be on the ballots for the Nov. 4 election.
The positions are:
• Mayor – a 2-year term
• Councilor position 1 – a 4-year term
• Councilor position 3 – a 4-year term
While election to office comes with a significant time commitment, it is extremely rewarding. These officials make decisions that produce long-term qualitative affects upon the community. There are just a few requirements to qualify:
• Candidates must be registered to vote in Oregon
• Candidates must have lived within St. Helens’ city limits 12 months prior to the election.
There are two ways to file. Candidates can file by declaration, which requires payment of a $50 fee, or interested individuals may gather 43 valid signatures and file by petition. For those who choose to gather signatures, petition forms must be approved by Kathy Payne, City Elections Official, before signature gathering begins.
Candidate packets are available online at the city web site.. Interested individuals may also pick up a binder from Payne at City Hall, 265 Strand Street in St. Helens.
All required forms must be properly completed and returned no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 15, 2014.