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If you're interested in running for a city office, it's almost time to throw your hat in the ring. The candidate filing period for potential mayors and council members is June 1-7. Because city halls are closed on weekends, candidate have just five days June 3-7 during business hours to submit a declaration of candidacy in person. If your city operates under a four-day week, confirm the deadline because it could be earlier.
General city elections are nonpartisan and held in odd-numbered years. The staggered terms are for four years (except when the position is for an unexpired term), with about half the seats up for election each time. Candidates must be a registered voter and a resident of the city for at least 12 months immediately prior to the election to run.
At-large seats are filled by a vote of the entire city's electorate, while district seats holders are selected by voters in the district. If elected from a council district, the candidate must live in that district.
If more than two candidates file for a seat, a primary will be held Aug. 13 to narrow the field to two. The general election is Nov. 5, and winners take office in January.
The seats up for election are:
Mayor • Joe Johnson, not running
Two at-large council seats • R. Fred Moss and Tom Tolman
Mayor • Ron Russell, undecided
Two at-large city council seats • Justin Y. Allen and Sherri Lyn Lindstrom
Mayor • Don W. Wood, not running
Two at-large city council seats • Kathryn Murray and Bruce Young
Mayor • Mitch Adams, unconfirmed
Two at-large council seats • Blair Bateman and Joanne Hansen
Mayor • Scott Harbertson, not running
Two at-large city council seats • Jim Talbot and John Bilden
One at-large city council seat • Cindy Roybal (two-year term)
Mayor • Todd Stevenson, unconfirmed
Two at-large council seats • Don Carroll and Bette Hubrich
Mayor • Steve Hiatt, running
Two at-large city council seats • Gil Miller and Jared Taylor
Mayor • Steve Curtis, not running
Two at-large council seats • Barry Flitton and Michael Bouwhuis
North Salt Lake
Mayor • Len Arave, running
Two at-large city council seats • Stewart Harman and Matt Jensen
Mayor • Jeffery Monroe, running
Two at-large city council seats • Joe Gertje and Farrell D. Poll
Mayor • Chad Bangerter, not running
Two at-large city council seats • Ricky Carlson and Brent Andrews
Mayor • Jamie Nagel, undecided
Two at large city council • Brian Duncan and Larry Shingleton
Mayor • Ken Romney, unconfirmed
Two at-large city council seats • Mark Preece and Dave Tovey
Mayor • Erik Craythorne, running
Two at-large city council seats • Andy Dawson and Kent Henderson
Mayor • Kent Parry, running
Two at-large city council seats • Tamra Dayley and Rick Earnshaw