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Measure T: 2018 Transaction and Use Tax Ballot Measure


November 6, 2018 City Council Candidate Election Information

The City of Murrieta will be holding an election on November 6, 2018, for the purpose of electing three
City Council Members - one each from Districts 1, 2, and 5. This election will begin the first phase of the City's transition to district-based City Council elections.  The transition will be fully complete following the November 2020 election when residents will elect City Council Members from Districts 3 and 4.

Use the following interactive mapping tool to search for your district.

City of Murrieta District Map (Interactive)

The nomination period is July 16, 2018, through August 10, 2018, or through August 15, 2018, if any incumbent does not file for office. The polls will be open on Election Day from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

In November 2020, the City of Murrieta will hold an election for the purpose of electing two City Council Members from Districts 3 and 4, and finalize the transition to district-based City Council elections. 

Nominations - 2018

The following candidates have qualified for the November 6, 2018 Municipal Election:

District 1

Jonathan Ingram, Businessman/Mayor, candidate statement (link)

Stephen Espinosa, Small Business Owner, candidate statement (link)

District 2

Christi White, Businesswoman/Murrieta Commissioner, candidate statement (link)

Harry Ramos, Small Business Owner, candidate statement (link)

Joshua Knight, County of Riverside Deputy Public Defender, candidate statement (link)

Ryan Haggerty, Business Owner/Producer,  candidate statement (link)

District 5

Scott Vinton, Civil Engineer, candidate statement (link)

Warren Konitshek - Qualified Write-In Candidate

Election Results

No results at this time.

Primary Election

The Statewide Primary Election will be held on June 5, 2018.  For more information regarding this election please contact the Riverside County Registrar of Voters Office.

General Election

The City of Murrieta consolidates with the Riverside County Registrar of Voters Office for all municipal elections. The City Clerk serves as the elections official and the City Clerk's Office is responsible for all candidates' filings, the issuance and acceptance of nomination papers, City measures and publication of all legal notices as well as campaign and conflict of interest filings required by the Fair Political Practices Commission.

General municipal elections for the City are held on the first Tuesday in November of even-numbered years for the purpose of electing City Council Members or placing special measures and bond issues before the community. Special elections may be called by the City Council for the purpose of referendum/initiative or for recall

City Council Elections

Districts

City Council Members are elected by district to serve four-year overlapping terms.  Click here for information on the City's transition to districts-based elections. 

Terms

In order to broaden the opportunities for public service, no elected official of the City of Murrieta or any other political subdivision of the City of Murrieta shall serve more than two consecutive terms in office. Terms are considered consecutive if they are at least four years apart. The next general election for the City of Murrieta will be on November 6, 2018, for the purpose of electing three City Council Members from Districts 1, 2, and 5. This election will begin the first phase of the City's transition to district-based City Council elections. Districts 3 and 4 will remain at-large until the November 2020 election, which will finalize the transition to district-based City Council elections.  

City Council Members also serve as voting members on the City’s ancillary districts and boards, which include:

  • Murrieta Community Services District
  • Murrieta Fire District
  • Murrieta Library Board
  • Murrieta Redevelopment Successor Agency
  • Murrieta Housing Authority
  • Murrieta Financing Authority

The positions of Mayor and Mayor Pro-Tem are one-year terms, with requirements outlined by the rules of procedure for City Council meetings and the rotation of presiding officers, which occurs at the first meeting in December of each year Resolution No. 17-3689.

Voter Registration Information

Measure T: 2018 Transaction and Use Tax Ballot Measure

For more information, please contact the City Clerk's office at 951-461-6030.

On July 17, 2018, the City Council voted to place a 1 Cent Transaction and Use Tax Measure on the November 6, 2018 ballot.  Measure T will ask voters the following question:

 

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