Run For Mayor or Council


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It's that time again to get ready for the November 3, 2020 General Election!  The City of Sutherlin is accepting Candidate Filings as of June 3rd. Deadline for having all required documents to the city is August 20th for Douglas County to confirm by August 25th!  We encourage all prospective candidates to start early in the process to allow time to gather the necessary signatures to qualify for the election. Three council positions (4-year term) and mayor (2-year term) will be on the ballot. If you would like to join the campaign please make an appointment with City Elections Officer, Diane Harris by calling (541) 459-2856 ext. 207 or email!  

Results from the 2018 General Election for City of Sutherlin:
Mayor Todd Mc Knight
retains his seat on the council and begins his third term as Mayor - this is a 2-year term which will end December 31, 2020.
Council Seats - Each 4-year terms all starting at the first meeting of January 2019. Retaining their seats on the council is Tom Boggs and Michelle Sumner - terms will end December 31, 2022.  New to the council is Becky Wattles, however she had to resign her position in early 2020 due to moving out of the area. The city received several applications to fill her position and Debbie Hamilton was appointed  to complete Wattles' term,  ending December 31, 2022.

To register to vote: or if you've moved, or changed your name you will need to update your information. Please go to the following link: 

To run for office on the City of Sutherlin City Council:
You must be a resident of Sutherlin for at least 1 year, live within in the city limits and be a registered voter. More questions? 
Please refer to SMC Chapter 1.06 - Candidate Nomination for Elective Offices. The link is below. 
Information becoming a candidate:

So you want to run for Local Government

County * City * District * Candidates

SMC Chapter 1.06 - Candidate Nomination for Elective Offices

Candidate Filing Procedures &  Information

Quick guide to Campaign Finance Reporting     

ORESTAR  User Guide            

Quick Reference to Oregon Public Meeting Laws

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